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calaboose

(ˈkæləbus)
n. jail. (From a Spanish word.) Are we going to tell what happened, or are we going to spend the night in the calaboose?
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Not too long ago I completed what I consider one of my best efforts: stories on brutality in the local calaboose that resulted in serious reforms.
The last alternative may prove to be the most challenging and will certainly make an exciting try for the folks back home--that is, if the local authorities allow postcards to be sent from the calaboose.
When she's released from her hospital bed, the local prosecutor says they've got a bed waiting for her in the calaboose.
Not-quite-spotted going from the El Paso jail: Creative convict and accused distributor of unlicensed pharmaceuticals--what we used to call a "dope dealer" in the old, politically insensitive era--Carlos Medina-Bailon, who quietly slipped outta the calaboose by stowing away in the garbage-collection system.