detention centre



  • noun a place where young offenders aged between 14 and 21 can be kept for corrective training, instead of being sent to prison, if they are convicted of crimes which would usually carry a sentence of three months’ imprisonment or more
  • noun a place where foreign nationals seeking asylum must await decisions on whether they can stay or must leave the country"


  • noun a place where people can be kept while their request to enter and remain in a country is considered