- a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders or delinquents, usually under the supervision of a juvenile court.
Origin of detention home
First recorded in 1925–30
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Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.The Pivot of Civilization