Definition of Detention centre

1. Noun. A large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily.

Exact synonyms: Bullpen, Detention Cell
Generic synonyms: Cell, Jail Cell, Prison Cell



Definition of Detention centre

1. Noun. A facility in which people are detained (held in custody); a jail. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia) An immigration detention facility; a facility in which people who have attempted to enter Australia without prior authorisation are detained, pending a decision on whether they are to be accepted as refugees or returned to their country of origin. ¹

3. Noun. A concentration camp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Detention centre

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1. Latviaby Centre for Co-operation with Non-members by Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (2001)
"... of the law No education is offered at the Centre; it is essentially a detention centre operated by the police. with some support from psychologists. ..."

2. International Migration in Asia: Trends and Policies by Oecd (2001)
"... facilities maintained by DIMA: • Villawood Immigration detention centre (IDC) in Sydney, established in 1976 with a capacity for about 275 people. ..."

3. State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 by S Buhlungu (2007)
"Conditions in the Lindela detention centre have also been deplored, resulting in Minister Nqakula establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate deaths ..."

4. Prison Conditions in the United Kingdom by Allyson Collins, Haywood Burns (1992)
"... a list of more than 30 prisoners who had received compensation after allegedly being beaten during interrogations at Castlereagh detention centre. ..."

5. Human Rights Watch World Report 1992 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (1991)
"The exception is Tai Ah Chau detention centre, in which residents have access to an entire island during the ..."

6. Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by Oecd (2006)
"The ANCP also ruled out portions of the supplementary submission that related to the activities of a previous detention centre operator. 6. ..."

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