A place for incarcerating prisoners; a jail.(noun)
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Use "jailhouse" in a sentence
"After the guys vanquish the demon, the FBI agent realizes they were telling the truth and prepares to release them, but Ruby (guest star Katie Cassidy) shows up to a warn Sam and Dean that the jailhouse is surrounded by a band of demons with a powerful new leader who wants Sam dead."
"She does not want to see a law against clothing, but said she thinks teenagers are sending a message with a way of dressing that is based in jailhouse behavior."
"Small towns can control the criminal element better -- everybody knows who the crooks are, I guess, and the food in the jailhouse is not as good ........ (grits and molasses)"