house of correction

noun
a place for the confinement and reform of persons convicted of minor offenses and not regarded as confirmed criminals.

Origin:
1625–35

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house of correction
 
n
(formerly) a place of confinement for persons convicted of minor offences

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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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