Youth detention center

In criminal justice systems a youth detention center, known as a juvenile detention center (JDC),[1] juvenile detention, juvenile hall, or more colloquially as juvie/juvy, also sometimes referred as observation home or remand home[2] is a prison for people under the age of 21, often termed, to which they have been sentenced and committed for a period of time, or detained on a short-term basis while awaiting trial or placement in a long-term care program. Juveniles go through a separate court system, the juvenile court, which sentences or commits juveniles to a certain program or facility.[3]

Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, Houston, Texas.

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