incarcerate incarcerate  /ɪn ˈkɑr sə ˌreɪt/


  • (v) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail



  1. It is not cheap to keep delinquents in jail for more than 500 million dollars are spent yearly to incarcerate them.
  2. Activist argue that the archaic law that allows police to incarcerate a crime suspect for up to four years is being blatantly misused.
  3. Social activists say that it is counter productive to incarcerate addicted offenders without treating them.


  • Otter Unveils New Effort to Reduce Prison Growth

    Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter pointed to Idaho's prison population growth as one of the fastest growing in the nation as the foundation for creation today of something called "Justice Reinvestment," which Otter called a "comprehensive, data-driven approach to developing and implementing new policies to control spending and improve public safety." The number of people incarcerated in Idaho prisons ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly


  1. "Beyond firing him for breaking the rules, withholding any funds we can, we can't flog him," Prince said of the intoxicated Blackwater guard. "We can't incarcerate him. We can't do anything beyond that."
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Erik Prince Source: Washington Post

  2. His lawyer, Lisa Bloom, adds, "I don't want there to be misinterpretation that Michael and I think the sentence was appropriate because we don't. And we sent a letter to the court today. We sent one previously, begging the court not to incarcerate...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lisa Bloom Source: London Free Press

  3. The funding "will increase resources for law enforcement to capture, prosecute and incarcerate the worst of criminals that work to harm our children," said Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Texas, House co-sponsor with Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill.
    on May 21, 2008 By: Nick Lampson Source: FOXNews

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