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be put behind bars

To be arrested and held in prison; to be serving time in prison. I hear Mike's uncle has been put behind bars again. I wonder what he did this time! Sir, I'm afraid your son has been put behind bars on a charge of drunk driving.
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Despite the Government pledging to get tough on knife-wielding criminals, figures reveal that of the 5,228 caught with a knife or bladed weapon between January and March, only 327 were put behind bars for six months or longer.
At Liverpool County Court, Paul Burns, prosecuting on behalf of Riverside Housing Association, told His Honour Judge Graham Platts that Janette Mercer had failed to pay rent since being put behind bars in April and had accumulated more than pounds 2,000 in arrears.
The winner of three Michelin stars, who owns the self-titled restaurant in Chelsea, has agreed to be put behind bars in a "Jail And Bail" bid to raise cash for the charity Cancer Research UK.
A BUNGLING burglar who left behind his fingerprints and a bloodstain when he raided a house just five weeks after being released from prison has been put behind bars for another two years.
The scale of the problem means that in just one year, 170 youngsters in England and Wales were wrongly put behind bars.
A DRUNK who threatened a police officer with a broken bottle while on a suspended sentence has been put behind bars.
One South Wales man was put behind bars for three months after spitting in the face of a fellow passenger on a train.
Three young thugs who left the son of a politician fighting for his life were put behind bars yesterday.
A BURGLAR given a second chance by a judge as an alternative to jail in the hope that his new career as a poet would keep him off drugs, could be put behind bars.
A FATHER and son who worked in a steelworks were put behind bars yesterday for giving their foreman a jolt in the testicles with a stun gun.
That's the advice that District Attorney Steve Cooley and his subordinates give to the criminals they seek to put behind bars.
THE mother of murdered nightclub hostess Lucie Blackman vowed to see her daughter's killer put behind bars as she arrived home with her daughter's body yesterday.
A THUG who launched a brutal unprovoked attack on a man with mental problems has been put behind bars for ten months.
A TRUSTED carer who stole pounds 50 from two elderly patients was put behind bars for nine months.
The X Factor winner, 24, is said to be close to Adrian Henry, 27, who was put behind bars yesterday.