house of correction

Definition of "house of correction"
  1. A place where individuals who have been found guilty of minor crimes and believed to be able to change their behavior are held
How to use "house of correction" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to send the offender to the house of correction instead of prison due to the minor nature of the crime.
  2. Community service and probation were deemed insufficient, leading to a sentence in the house of correction.
  3. After stealing a candy bar, he was surprised when sent to a house of correction, given his clean record otherwise.

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