A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention
To put in jail
The point is that he went to jail for it.
We lost his mother to cancer at an early age and his father is in jail, convicted of fraud.
Ahead of him was the possibility of a jail sentence.
If you put me in jail again, when I get out there won't be a safe place for you.
A municipal court building, a city jail and a children's detention house, all of stone, were erected, the first in 1912, the others in succeeding years, at a cost of $1,855,000.
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