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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"HMP Altcourse and HMP Styal will remain remand centres for the foreseeable future pending discussions on prison capacity in Wales."
u United by a common commitment to Christian family life, and by the custom of the cycle of midday prayers, MU are active in local communities; In the UK the MU works in: - 84 prisons (including 17 women's prisons); - two remand centres; - eight young offenders' institutes; - 48 hospitals; - 23 MU child contact centres.
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.
Courts in the region will be among the first in Britain to introduce the new system connecting them to prisons and remand centres.