Another prisoner said the color of the walls in the detention center reminded him of the “color of spit.”
He was taken back to the cell upstairs, where his time in detention would span 20 days.
He rose briefly only to be knocked down again, before being dragged off into detention.
There can be few things tougher than sitting out year after year of detention, with no idea of when it will end.
Also, in detention, I ran into the award-winning French photo and video journalist Mani.
The first witness called was one of those who had attacked the House of detention and been wounded.
The two hours of detention were over, and the struggle was over too.
This detention was extremely vexatious, as we were losing a fair wind, and expending our provision.
Are you sending the officers to the same place of detention that you are sending my men?
I succeeded, fortunately, for otherwise I should have had to submit to a detention of several days.
mid-15c., from Middle French détention (13c.), from Late Latin detentionem (nominative detentio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin detinere (see detain). Sense of "confinement" used by 1570s (in reference to Mary Queen of Scots). In reference to school punishment, recorded from 1882.