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house of correction

Euph. a prison. He was sentenced to five years in the county's house of correction. The Jones House of Correction was built in the 1950s, when violent crime was much less common here.
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Rose Biquall and Rose Murphy joined Thomas Davis and John Bell in assaulting Lawrence Parker, an exciseman, when he inspected the house of correction at Tothill Fields.
89] Mary Brown and Susannah Fitter were committed to the house of correction in Westminster on the oath of Ann Furth; they had, it was alleged, "Frequently caused great numbers of People to assemble themselves and gather together about her in the Street, calling her I nformer, whereby she was severely pelted with Stones and Dirt .
Biquall happened to be employed at the Tothill Fields House of Correction while his wife was incarcerated there; he subsequently stood by and "did .
be sent to such an infamous Place as a House of Correction .
130] When Justice De Veil committed Ann Mounckton to the Westminster House of Correction several of her friends went to his house to intervene on her behalf; among them "was a certain Distille r who behaved in a very audacious insolent Manner, insulting the Justice in his House .
133] Just one month later, the number incarcerated had jumped to 432, with an additional 83 paying [pounds]10 each to avoid being sent to the local house of correction.
Northleach ceased to be a house of correction in 1857, though it did remain part of the legal system.
The luxury Malmaison hotel in Oxford was also once a prison Northleach house of correction is now a bistro
Hannah Howard and Elizabeth Pigg were committed to a house of correction, after each was accused of "being a Nortoriouse Idle Lewd woman having .
HIGHLY THEATRICAL: A House of Correction - 'Not exactly fringe theatre, but something special'
delivered bulk shipments of controlled substances to the Barnstable County House of Correction even though neither Orme nor OMS, Inc.