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detention centre

a place where persons (typically asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, or people awaiting trial) may be detained for short periods by order of a court
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US-based SunTrust Banks Inc (NYSE: STI) has announced that it is to stop lending to detention centres.
There are currently 363 children under the age of 12 now being held at immigration detention centres while waiting for their immigration status to be determined.
An air strike hit a detention centre for migrants near the Libyan capital early yesterday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the UN mission to the war-torn country said.
The charity also called on EU governments to stop supporting the Libyan coastguard, which intercepts vessels transporting migrants and refugees and sends them to detention centres.
The bench said it will examine conditions in detention centres and the long period for which foreigners are detained in these detention centres.
Not only does this tarnish NAB's reputation but it is also illegal for the anti-graft body to deny the NHCR access to the detention centres. The commission, which was established under the National Commission for Human Rights Act, 2012, is authorised to work for promotion and protection of human rights with the powers to take suo motu action under Section 9 of the Act.
Many critics of detention centres have queried their purpose given that so many people are then released back into the community.
"There is a clear detrimental impact on a person's mental health and well-being of Some people detention centres is unsafe for to their country.
THE Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Bello on Thursday said fundamental human rights of accused persons in police cells and other detention centres must be respected.