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juvenile detention center

[ joo-vuh-nl di-ten-shuhn sen-ter, ‐nahyl ]
/ ˈdʒu və nl dɪˈtɛn ʃən ˌsɛn tər, ‐ˌnaɪl /
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noun

a correctional facility for juvenile offenders or delinquents, often under the supervision of a juvenile court.

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Also called de·ten·tion home, ju·ve·nile de·ten·tion lock·up, ju·ve·nile cor·rec·tion·al fa·cil·i·ty, ju·ve·nile cor·rec·tion·al cen·ter, youth de·ten·tion cen·ter .

Origin of juvenile detention center

First recorded in1945–50
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