in custody

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in custody (of someone or something)

 and in someone's or something's custody
being kept guarded by legal authorities. The suspect was in the sheriff's custody awaiting a trial. The prisoner is in the custody of the state. The police have two suspects in custody.
See also: custody
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Both men were remanded in custody ahead of their first hearing at Leeds Crown Court on October 14.
Hundreds of social networking sites and thousands of Twitter activists will take part in the campaign in support of sick prisoners in Israeli jails, where more than 1000 sick prisoners are still held in custody including 25 cancer patients.
They are currently in custody helping with inquiries.
The intruder remains in custody at a London police station.
He added in a statement to NINA : "We have received authentic information that there judges in the band 17 of the army and some military band headquarters prosecuting detainees who are in custody at this military bands , stressing that this is contrary to the law.
They were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for a burglary and were being held in custody at Kidderminster police station.
Both were held in custody and will attend court on Jan.
Adamovski adds that the robbers are well-aware that the owner of the house is in custody and that his wife is in Croatia.
Bawden pleaded guilty to about 30 counts in court this week and was remanded in custody for sentence on March 31.
Detectives said they had arrested and charged two teenagers with four burglaries and had three in custody last night in connections with burglaries in Ninian Road and Rumney Street.
Burns, who has remained in custody at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction in West Boylston, is charged with 76 counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, 44 counts of larceny of property valued at less than $250, nine counts of maliciously damaging a motor vehicle, six counts of larceny of property valued at more than $250, three counts of tagging property and single counts of vandalizing property, entering without breaking, larceny of a motor vehicle and being a common and notorious thief.
Campy had been remanded in custody for 117 days since February 9 - the equivalent of an eight-month sentence.
A spokeswoman for Manchester Probation Service said: "Whaley's case will now be heard by the Parole Board, which will determine whether he should be released or be retained in custody.
South Wales Police say a 24-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody.
He was remanded in custody following a hearing at Reading Magistrates Court when the case was committed to Reading Crown Court for a further hearing on January 18.