lockup lockup  /ˈlɑ ˌkəp/


  1. (n) jail in a local police station
  2. (n) the act of locking something up to protect it


  1. The state boasts one of the highest lockup rates in the country, imposes the most severe penalties in the nation and vies to execute more criminals per capita than anywhere else.
  2. And in that 10,000 are some very violent people that left a lockup unit like Pelican Bay to go right back to the streets that should scare us.


  1. Curry jail officer accused of smuggling

    Curry County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested a county jail officer on charges that she brought marijuana and cigarettes into the lockup for an inmate, the Clovis News Journal reported.... Read more »
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Hatboro man jailed for drugs

    A Hatboro man will do time in county lockup after admitting he was peddling drugs.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer

  3. Teenager sparks large fight at Juvenile Court

    Two juveniles in lockup caused a chain of events late Monday that led to flooding, gang fights and injuries.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

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