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Prison/jail

Posted by SR on March 10, 2004

: While there are many names for prison and jail here in the US and Britain, their reference origin is vague. Can anyone help out here or even add to the list?
in the joint
in the brig
in the calaboose
in the hoosekow (sp)
in the big house
up the river
in the slammer
put away

Any and all input would be appreciated.