shakedown search

Definition of "shakedown search"
  1. A process in which the authorities look for illegal items such as weapons or drugs in prison cells, typically done randomly and without a warrant
How to use "shakedown search" in a sentence
  1. The guards conducted a shakedown search in the prison cells, hoping to locate any forbidden substances.
  2. To maintain order and safety, a shakedown search is a necessary tool in prison management.
  3. Based on an anonymous tip, the authorities decided to initiate a shakedown search.

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