detention of a person by the police solely as protection against a possible attack or reprisal by someone.
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How to use protective custody in a sentence
The state redacted the assignment date for some specialized panel cases such as those involving protective custody because it deemed them as confidential.Lawyers Who Were Ineligible to Handle Serious Criminal Charges Were Given Thousands of These Cases Anyway | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, and Agnel Philip, ProPublica | February 23, 2021 | ProPublica
Staffing shortages and insufficient physical space to provide medical and mental health services and protective custody hinders the care in the facility.Sacramento Report: Fees Are the New Front in the Delivery Driver War | Sara Libby | January 22, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Gestapo decisions regarding protective custody were not subject to review in the criminal courts.
Both girls are now in protective custody and receiving counseling for their ordeal and addiction to the easy money.
Cohen asked that his client at least be placed in protective custody.
“The child is in good condition and in protective custody,” Chief Cathy Lanier of the Washington, D.C., Police later reported.What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy? | Michael Daly | October 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Calabro is unreachable in protective custody and has no blog of his own with which to respond.
They then left him to the care of the prison doctor in protective custody.Games | Katherine MacLean