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A detention center or a detention centre is any location used for detention. Specifically, it can mean:
- A jail or prison, a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment after being convicted of crimes
- A structure for immigration detention
- An internment camp
- A concentration camp
- A youth detention center, a secure prison or jail for persons under the age of majority
- A nucleolar detention center, in cell biology
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