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jails (buildings)
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.

jails (institutions)
Institutions of a local government having facilities for both 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.

Japanese gardens
Gardens created following the Shinto, Buddhist, or Zen philosophy of the relationship between nature and people and generally characterized by simple asymmetrical designs, dominated by clipped evergreens, often incorporating bridges, rocks, stepping stones, raked gravel, and stone lanterns to create an environment for contemplation and meditation.

judicial buildings
Public buildings used for judicial function.

judicial centers
Communities of any size that are the location for the administration of justice.

junior colleges (buildings)
Buildings that house post-high school institutions which offer a two-year program of study of a terminal nature or in preparation for continued college studies.

junior high schools (buildings)
Buildings that house schools intermediate between elementary school and high school, differing by school district in grades included.

junkyards
Places that collect, store, and often resell junk.

justice centers
Complexes typically comprising a jail, police station, and courthouse, which provide services such as educational classes and treatment programs as means of reform.

juvenile justice centers
Buildings that house justice centers used for the custody and treatment of juvenile offenders.

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