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correctional facility

Meaning: a prison or jail

For example:

  • The US government pays companies to build and run prisons they call "correctional facilities".

  • The term "correctional facility" makes a prison sound much nicer than it really is.

Note: Also "correctional institution" and "correctional officer".

Quick Quiz:

A "correctional facility" is place in which people are

a. imprisoned

b. facilitated

c. corrected

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Contributor: Matt Errey