detention centre definition

  • noun:
    • A facility where individuals are detained (held in custody); a jail.
    • An immigration detention facility; a facility by which individuals who have attempted to enter Australian Continent without prior authorisation are detained, pending a decision on whether or not they should be acknowledged as refugees or returned to their country of origin.
    • A concentration camp.
    • a sizable mobile in which prisoners (folks waiting for trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are restricted together temporarily

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