A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention
To put in jail
The point is that he went to jail for it.
Ahead of him was the possibility of a jail sentence.
We lost his mother to cancer at an early age and his father is in jail, convicted of fraud.
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.
If you put me in jail again, when I get out there won't be a safe place for you.