remand centre

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remand centre

(in Britain) an institution to which accused persons are sent for detention while awaiting appearance before a court. Until 1967 remand centres were for young people between 14 and 21 years of age
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Remand prisoners are already desperate to get out of remand centres due to the deplorable conditions.
Prison officers also work in remand centres and young offenders' institutions and any other centre where people have been detained due to their wicked ways.
Their time in tough remand centres was marked by violence and threats.
From this month, magistrates will have the power to order juveniles to complete intensive supervision and surveillance programme orders as an alternative to youth custody or remand centres.
Mr Burgess added: "The Prison Minister, Henry McLeish, has asked for a full review of the future of remand centres and that could include closing Longriggend.
PRISON bosses have ordered an inquiry after a sheriff hit out at "institutionalised sexism" in a Scots remand centre.
The order is for advanced surveillance systems at new maximum security units and remand centres.
But the Government ruled that Merseyside and Cheshire should remain remand centres for the region's suspected criminals.
Courts in the region will be among the first in Britain to introduce the new system connecting them to prisons and remand centres.