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behind bars in jail or prison.
brig a prison on board a ship. [1/2 definitions]
commit to put under the care or control of a person or institution, such as a prison or mental hospital. [1/3 definitions]
confine to shut in; put in prison. [1/3 definitions]
convict a person who is serving time in jail or prison. [1/2 definitions]
custody kept in prison by the police. [1/2 definitions]
detain to force to stay or keep in prison. [1/2 definitions]
discharge to release from a place, such as a prison or hospital. [1/6 definitions]
free not held back or confined; not enslaved and not in prison. [1/10 definitions]
imprison to put or keep in a prison.
lock1 to jail or keep in prison (usually followed by "up" or "in"). [1/5 definitions]
parole the release of a prisoner before the time of punishment is finished. Prisoners who are given parole have behaved well in prison. When on parole, they must obey certain rules. [2 definitions]
penitentiary a prison for people who have been found guilty of serious crimes.
prisoner a person who is held in a jail or prison while on trial or after being sentenced for a crime. [1/2 definitions]
stockade a military prison. [1/2 definitions]
warden the person who runs a prison. [1/2 definitions]