detention detention  /dɪ ˈtɛn ʃən/


  1. (n) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  2. (n) a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home



  1. PTI photographer Steve Liss travels to a juvenile detention center in Laredo, Texas, and meets with the children incarcerated inside.
  2. Photographer Yuri Kozyrev gets a rare glimpse into a crowded Iraqi detention center.


  1. 17 others along with CCSO Detention Officer arrested

    Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Mario Serrano was arrested and charged with drug offenses by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on June 3.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Douglas Dispatch

  2. Tri County Detention Center to launch new visitation program

    ULLIN — Tri County Detention Center is launching a new inmate video visitation program.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

  3. Detention deputy fired for using excessive force on inmate

    A Pinellas County Detention Deputy was fired after using excessive force on an inmate and then lying about it. 
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WTSP-TV Tampa


  1. "The United Kingdom is deeply concerned at the arrest and, in some cases, continued detention of some of our hard-working locally engaged staff in Tehran," Miliband said. "This is harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite...
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Voice of America

  2. "I'm disappointed with the decision, in so far as I understand that it will result in hundreds of actions challenging the detention of enemy combatants to be moved to federal district court," Mukasey said at a Group of Eight meeting of justice...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Officially, Obama said in a statement that he was "deeply concerned by reports coming out of Honduras regarding the detention and expulsion of President Mel Zelaya."
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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