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house of correction

noun
1.
a place for the confinement and reform of persons convicted of minor offenses and not regarded as confirmed criminals.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35
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  • If either party is incarcerated in a county or state house of correction, either party may file.
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house of correction

noun
1.
(formerly) a place of confinement for persons convicted of minor offences
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