House-of-correction meaning

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An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
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An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.
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A place of short-term confinement for persons convicted of minor offenses and regarded as capable of being reformed.
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A residential penitentiary facility, an institution where criminals or wayward people (notably youth) are sent to have their ways 'corrected' trough a penal regime officially intended to reeducate them.
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