Examples of lockup in a Sentence
the firm conviction that juvenile offenders should never be held in adult lockups
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County Judge Aurelio Guerra says the new lockup will boost the local economy.
President Barack Obama's administration, which saw Guantánamo prison as a recruiting symbol for al-Qaida, sought to shut it down by moving to U.S. lockups the last of the nearly 800 post-9/11 captives seized during the George W. Bush years.
What is formally known as the Berks County Residential Center is the oldest and smallest of the three detention facilities, a low-security lockup opened in 2001 in Leesport, about 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Officials in a remote South Texas county have approved a contract to open a privately run, 1,000-bed immigration lockup on the site of a tent city prison that was destroyed during a 2015 riot.
San Francisco’s Log Cabin Ranch — the last resort for the city’s delinquent juveniles, short of a state lockup — has been closed indefinitely following an unprecedented number of teens going AWOL.
Trump’s new policy, which calls for keeping families together — but in federal lockups for indefinite periods — clearly violates existing court rulings.
To give the standard plug, such lockups allow ruling families to consider the public interest rather than Wall Street when running media companies.
The commonwealth is considering offloading some 3,200 prisoners, apparently to privately run lockups across the water, according to the latest fiscal turnaround plan.
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LOCKUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lockup for English Language Learners
: a place where prisoners are kept
: a garage (sense 1) that is rented out
LOCKUP Defined for Kids
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