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
References in classic literature ?
A LAWYER in whom an instinct of justice had survived the wreck of his ignorance of law was retained for the defence of a burglar whom the police had taken after a desperate struggle with someone not in custody.
That, the man sitting as President had then informed Doctor Manette that the prisoner must remain in custody, but should, for his sake, be held inviolate in safe custody.
Those whom she sentenced were taken into custody by the soldiers, who of course had to leave off being arches to do this, so that by the end of half an hour or so there were no arches left, and all the players, except the King, the Queen, and Alice, were in custody and under sentence of execution.
They were in custody pending trials for in connections with thefts and break-ins.
Det Ins Darren McCartney said a 29-yearold woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and both were in custody helping police with their inquiries.
The 23-year-old was remanded in custody until his case at Leeds Crown Court on September 18.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at South Sefton magistrates' court today.
Hodgson, of Romford Road, Roseworth, wore an Adidas top to court for his first hearing, having been in custody since his arrest.
He was released part way through his sentence but after being charged with his latest offences, he was remanded in custody and recalled to prison to serve 28 days for breaching his licence conditions.
Another 26, who are in custody, were given 10-year jail terms.
Godsall, of Myddleton Avenue, Denbigh, was remanded in custody pending sentence on the two burglaries he had break-ins admitted.
Among the defendants, 151 people were held in custody, while the remaining 37 were on the run and tried in absentia.
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.
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.