Relating to or intended for the correction of offenders or their rehabilitation.
Early 17th century: from correct + -ional, on the pattern of words such as educational.
- He was sentenced to a term in a correctional facility.
- The correctional system aims to rehabilitate offenders.
- He had a background in correctional psychology.
- The correctional officer observed the inmates.
- The new prison will have a more modern approach to correctional methods.