[dih-tey-nee, dee-tey-nee]
a person held in custody, especially for a political offense or for questioning.

1925–30; detain + -ee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Detainees alleged, however, that throughout their detention period the timing
  of the prayer schedule was inaccurate.
One of my fellow detainees had told me that once a longer coat arrived for me,
  my own one would be shredded.
As detainees, they cannot step outside the motel without an escort or receive
  visitors who have not been approved.
The detainees, he remarked, seem grateful for the medical attention.
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