lockup : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  jail in a local police station
  • n  the act of locking something up to protect it

  • 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.
  • Sean, who had been drinking heavily at a party that night (reportedly as much as eight beers in an hour), served two years in juvenile lockup for driving under the influence of .
  • In Lucknow, one harried police inspector prefers more direct action: "I just take them to the lockup and thrash them.
News & Articles

  • 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 »
    June 20, 2013 - Albuquerque Journal
  • Hatboro man jailed for drugs
    A Hatboro man will do time in county lockup after admitting he was peddling drugs.
    June 19, 2013 - The Intelligencer
  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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