detention centre

World English Dictionary
detention centre
a place where persons (typically asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, or people awaiting trial) may be detained for short periods by order of a court

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detention centre

a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily [syn: bullpen
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