What is another word for lockup?

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[ lˈɒkʌp], [ lˈɒkʌp], [ l_ˈɒ_k_ʌ_p]

The word "lockup" can refer to a prison or jail, where inmates are held in custody. However, there are synonyms that can be used to describe this physical holding space. Words like "detention center," "cell," "penitentiary," or "correctional facility" can also be used interchangeably. Also, "clink," "slammer," or "hoosegow" are less formal synonyms that have entered popular culture. In addition, "lockdown" can refer to a security measure where people are confined to a certain area, such as a school or building, for their safety. "Confinement," "sequestration," or "incarceration" are also synonyms relating to the aspect of restriction and holding in one place.

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Lockup is an American crime drama series that premiered on September 17, 2018 on the USA Network. The series is about a group of inmates who are held in a maximum security prison.

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