Definition of young offender institution in English:

young offender institution

noun

Law
  • (in the UK) an institution for the detention of criminals from the ages of 14 to 20, replacing the former detention centres and youth custody centres.

    • ‘The three year order of detention in a young offender institution is rightly not subject to criticism by Mr Bennett on behalf of the appellant.’
    • ‘Lancaster Farms opened in March 1993 as a remand centre and young offender institution.’
    • ‘She pleaded guilty to the offence of entering without a passport and was sentenced to ten months' detention in a young offender institution and recommended for deportation.’
    • ‘He has been in prison and young offender institutions.’
    • ‘The judge stated that undoubtedly sending the appellant to a young offender institution would do him no good.’
    prison, penal institution, place of detention, lock-up, place of confinement, guardhouse, correctional facility, detention centre
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Pronunciation:

young offender institution

/jʌŋəˈfɛndərɪnstɪtjuːʃn/