put (someone) behind bars

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put (someone) behind bars

To arrest someone and hold him or her in prison; to sentence someone to serve time in prison. I heard that they put Mike's uncle behind bars for robbing a liquor store! The cops put our son behind bars on a charge of drunk driving, so we have to go down to the station to bail him out.
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By taking violent fugitives off the streets and putting them behind bars where they belong," said General Gonzalez, "we've honored the victims in a way never realized before and made our streets safer.
Ms Al Hawaj called for the charges to be dropped since they were secondary school students and putting them behind bars would hurt their future as they mix with criminals.
The justice minister must act immediately by rounding up the perpetrators and putting them behind bars for good.
And he said he would try to deal with the problem of fine defaulters without resorting to putting them behind bars.
The spokesman said that New Delhi was trying to curb the sane voices of Kashmiris by putting them behind bars, using life imprisonment verdicts against them and even hang them but the tactics couldn't serve the Indian purpose.
What we've got to do is put the resources behind chasing these people, catching these people, charging these people and putting them behind bars.
NEC's AFIS facilitates and simplifies the investigation process, allowing us to focus on catching the right suspects and putting them behind bars.
In recent months, Israeli forces have intensified their crackdown on Palestinians by raiding their homes and putting them behind bars based on the administrative detention policy.
SSP Operations commended SHO cantonment Haidar Ali Chaudhry for registering 26 FIRs against Afghans and putting them behind bars.
A judge at Cardiff Crown Court said putting them behind bars should be seen as a warning to others who take risks around railway property.
Indian forces have been torturing the Kashmiris, putting them behind bars, hanging them on gallows, and molesting their women, he added.
Four-month wait to get married Never mind putting them behind bars where we have to pay to keep them - deport them then they may think twice.
They need to be scared of police and the judicial system, which means putting them behind bars for long periods, with no merciful releases.
The government should focus on a neglected group of older teenagers who need considerable help to get out of trouble rather than simply putting them behind bars in jails which act as "colleges of crime", the Prison Reform Trust said.
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