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pokey in Jail & punishment topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpokeypok‧ey /ˈpəʊki $ ˈpoʊ-/ noun [countable] American English old-fashioned informal  SCJPRISONa prison
Examples from the Corpus
pokeyLooking pink and refreshed after a short break, Mr Smith strode into the pokey committee rooms to a rabble-rousing welcome.The bad yellow-eyed woman made me take my toothbrush in case I got carted off to pokey.