a person held in custody, especially for a political offense or for questioning.
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The relatives of other political detainees in Saudi Arabia are paying close attention.Saudi Activist Loujain al Hathloul is Out of Jail. But Justice Remains a Distant Hope | Joseph Hincks | February 11, 2021 | Time
It happened in early June, a time in the pandemic when different agencies in charge of prison inmates and immigration detainees were developing different ways of dealing with viral spread.
Those records also show that detainees put in deportation proceedings in July 2020 were twice as likely to opt for voluntary departure than those from a year before.
Marshals Service detainees are all awaiting the completion of their court proceedings, meaning people often come and go as they are arrested, attend their court hearings and are sentenced.San Diego’s Many Jail Outbreaks Have These Factors in Common | Maya Srikrishnan | December 2, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In Otay Mesa, detainees were initially asked to sign a contract in order to receive a mask, the Union-Tribune reported in April.San Diego’s Many Jail Outbreaks Have These Factors in Common | Maya Srikrishnan | December 2, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In 2013, with a similar-size budget but more detainees, the cost worked out to about $2.7 million per detainee.
His claim that taxpayers are spending millions of dollars for each detainee rates True.
In November 2002, a detainee who had been held partially nude and chained to the floor died, apparently from hypothermia.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During one session, detainee Abu Zubaydah became “completely unresponsive with bubbles rising through his open full mouth.”The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One detainee was bent over for a rectal feeding that involved Ensure, the protein shake.
Whether this object has been attained or not is judged by the life and habits of the detainee on discharge.The Vagrancy Problem. | William Harbutt Dawson