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house of correction


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
  • noun An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A residential penitentiary facility, an institution where criminals or wayward people (notably youth) are sent to have their ways 'corrected' trough a penal regime officially intended to reeducate them

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences


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