house of detention

Definition of "house of detention"
  1. 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
How to use "house of detention" in a sentence
  1. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the house of detention until his trial date was set.
  2. While he waited for the court proceedings to begin, he stayed in the house of detention.
  3. The witness, scared for her safety, agreed to stay in the house of detention prior to her appearance in court.

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