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correctional facility (plural correctional facilities)

  1. (chiefly US) A prison, reformatory, or similar institution in which people are confined for the purpose of punishment and/or social rehabilitation.
    • 1982, Donovan Wilson, "Prison Food: Not Fancy, But—," New York Times, 19 Dec. (retrieved 9 Nov 2010):
      For inmates in the state's correctional facilities, a typical breakfast menu consists of cereal, toast, jam, jelly, doughnuts, coffee and fruit.
    • 2009, Steven Gray, "Michigan: Send Us Your Prison Inmates," Time, 22 Oct.:
      On Oct. 19, the Standish city council voted to allow federal prisoners, including detainees from Gitmo, to be housed at the local correctional facility.