house of detention
- A facility where individuals who are accused of crimes are held until their trial commences, sometimes also used to keep witnesses safe in the lead-up to a trial
- The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the house of detention until his trial date was set.
- While he waited for the court proceedings to begin, he stayed in the house of detention.
- The witness, scared for her safety, agreed to stay in the house of detention prior to her appearance in court.