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house of correction

noun [C] uk   us   US
a building where people who have committed crimes that are not serious are sent to improve their behaviour
Translations of “house of correction”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感化院,教養院…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劳教所,教养院…
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