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the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)

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'Islamabad lockdown' would proved to be the last nail on this government's coffin,' said the JUI-F chief.
The date and venue of the 'lockdown' could not be agreed upon at the huddle, which was not attended by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.
'The lockdown has endangered the lives of children in IoK,' read one of the placards.
While TPS management endeavoured to minimise impacts, this union enforced lockdown meant prisoners were not able to access some services and visits.
Parents at Ellesmere Port Catholic High were contacted by text message to say the school had been put on "partial lockdown".
Several reports in US media suggest that a suspicious package was found near the White House, triggering the lockdown.
A report from witnesses at the scene said: "A man broke into Bishop Vesey's School and threatened a member of staff, with the school being put into lockdown.
Monah Idjirani, a mother of two and a local trader in Patikul, said they were not able to get inside Jolo to buy food for iftar due to the lockdown.
Sheriff's officials say McCullum caused the lockdown when he was observed on camera disassembling the "water push button" from his sink and removed a 12-inch steel gauge rod that he then intended to use as a "shank" to settle a dispute he was having with another inmate.
WASHINGTON, April 16 (KUNA) - Several schools in Jefferson County in Colorado, are on lockdown Tuesday where police said they are responding to a "credible threat." The police said in a tweet "we are currently investigating what appears to be a credible threat possibly involving the schools." It affirmed that the children "are safe.
One approach calls for the traditional lockdown of the building and for people to take shelter, hiding in closets or under desks, out of the line of sight of a possible shooter.
A 13-YEAR.OLD boy has given a dramatic account of a lockdown at a Huddersfield school as armed police swooped following reports of a group of men with an air weapon.
The Los Angeles Police Department took into custody a suspect and lifted the lockdown at Netflix's Los Angeles headquarters Thursday afternoon.
Hillyer went on to reveal that a second yard in Ireland had tested positive for equine flu, but she rejected any suggestion a lockdown should have been imposed.
Three Dumfriesshire schools were put on lockdown yesterday after a "threatening" message was left on an answering machine.