jailhouse : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

  • Questions arose about whether the 1,500 Filipino jailhouse rockers were enjoying some well-choreographed creative expression or suffering abuse at the hands of prison officials .
  • Speaking for the four dissenters, Justice Abe Fortas insisted that the court should not countenance a revolving jailhouse door for drunks, either.
  • After all, Newark's mayors Hugh Addonizio, Sharpe James tend to end up in the jailhouse, not the White House.
News & Articles

  • Elvis Fest 6 set to rock Seminole Casino Immokalee
    Elvis is back in the building. Seminole Casino Immokalee is set to become Graceland South as Elvis Fest 6 brings together the best Elvis tribute artists from all over the country for a weekend of “Jailhouse Rock,” jumpsuits and “thank you verra much.”
    June 14, 2013 - Naples Daily News
  • NYC nanny denies she killed 2 kids in her care
    A New York City nanny accused of killing two children in her care says someone else did it and the charges against her "are all lies." Yoselyn (YOH'-sih-lihn) Ortega tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/12I320F ) in a jailhouse interview that she didn't kill 2-year-old Leo Krim and his 6-year-old sister, Lucia.
    June 13, 2013 - Fox News
  • Suspected Bat Attacker Tells His Side of the Story
    SACRAMENTO– In a jailhouse interview, Brandon Biagioni tells FOX40 he’s not guilty. “I don’t think I have any fault in this,” Biagioni said. “He swung it at my head, yes.” “Did it hit you,” we asked. “No, I dodged it.”…
    June 12, 2013 - FOX40 Sacramento

  • Nick Cassavetes in Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    These were young, rich white kids that lived in $800,000 houses who were bombarded with images of what I like to call the jailhouse mentality of the hip-hop set today,says Nick Cassavetes, the writer-director of "Alpha Dog."
  • Max Starks in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    We weren't as prepared the first time around for the different types of blitzes they came up with,Starks said. "They had some new ones, all the 'jailhouse' blitzes and Adalius Thomas dropping as a safety when he's usually a rush-end. So it...
  • Lil Kim in Eurweb.com
    Hundreds of people came out to the jailhouse and put their lighters up for me,writes Kim. "Philly is definitely the city of Brotherly Love."

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