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The 201, one of Memphis's favorite slang terms!

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(noun) The local jail in Memphis for men

Shelby County Jail in Memphis (where male inmates are held) is on 201 Poplar Avenue, and so the jail is often referred to as simply the 201.

Shaun: You hear about all that trouble with Bill Last night?

Robbie: No, what happened?

Shaun: He got shit-faced and smacked his missus – got taken down the 201.

Robby: Geez, he needs to stop all that shit. 

Here a 'do-gooder' outside The 201 attempts to bust some rebellious loiterers: 


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