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You ask if the Torah prescribes locking someone away as a punishment. The Talmud Yerushalmi (Moed Katan 3:1) explicitly mentions this in a discussion of those allowed to cut their hair on Hol Hamoed והיוצא מבית האסורין. הוינן סברין מימר כשהיה חבוש אצל העכו"ם אבל אם היה חבוש אצל ישראל לא The gemara mentions that those freed from a prison of non-Jews ...


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