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correctional facility

This page is about the doublespeak term 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

Contributor: Matt Errey