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house of correction


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell.
  • n. See Correction.

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

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


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  • There are two state prisons, at Jackson and at Marquette, a reformatory for male offenders at Ionia, and a house of correction for males and females at Detroit. the Industrial School for Boys at

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The Cascade Factory is a receiving-house for the women on their first arrival (if not assigned from the ship), or on their transition from one place to another, and also a house of correction for faults committed in domestic service; but with no pretension to be a place of reformatory discipline, and seldom failing to turn out the women worse than they entered it.

    Elizabeth Fry


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