Meaning of “young offender institution” in the English Dictionary

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"young offender institution" in British English

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young offender institutionnoun [ C ]

/ˌjʌŋ əˈfen.dər ɪn.stɪˌtʃuː.ʃən/ /ˌjʌŋ əˈfen.dɚ ɪn.stɪˌtuː.ʃən/ UK

a special place for people who have done bad things and are too young to be sent to prison

(Definition of “young offender institution” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)