Jails

Buildings that house places of confinement operated by a local government both for temporary detention of sentenced and unsentenced individuals and for persons serving sentences of less than one year; for longer periods of confinement and more secure than lockups, but less confining and for shorter confinements than prisons.

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2933
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jails
jail
huizen van bewaring Dutch
huis van bewaring Dutch
cárceles Spanish
cárcel Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006457. The J. Paul Getty Trust.