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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But he ruled he was able to avoid putting her behind bars after being told steps were being taken to recover the pounds 46,985.
I think what Judge Fox did to her, putting her behind bars was unfair.
While acknowledging the NSPCC's view that the men who pay for child prostitutes are the real villains in the case, it's difficult to see that the community is better served by allowing this 17-year-old her liberty instead of putting her behind bars.
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