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