Example sentences for: detention

How can you use “detention” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The interim rule implements the provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) governing expedited and regular removal proceedings, handling asylum claims and other activities involving the apprehension, detention, hearing of claims and ultimately the removal of inadmissible and deportable aliens.

  • Since he's just 12 years old, the maximum sentence is 18 months in detention.

  • JNET is also used to prevent the detention of individuals wrongly identified as criminal suspects.

  • Three years later, however, Steunenberg approved the deployment of black troops and the use of preventive detention "bull pens" to squelch labor unrest in the Coeur d'Alenes mining camps.

  • The same newspaper reported the "disappointment and grave concern" expressed by South African President Nelson Mandela over the detention without charges on Christmas Day of the Zambian founder-president and independence hero, Kenneth Kaunda, by the current Zambian president, Frederick Chiluba, who claimed that Kaunda had been implicated in an attempted coup d'état last October.


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