detention home


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for detention home

  • Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.