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Incarceration is a type of punishment in which someone found guilty of major crimes or violations of the law is confided for a certain period of time (or for the rest of their lives in severe cases) within a prison. Incarceration is used in both the wizarding and the Muggle worlds.
- Sirius Black was incarcerated for killing one wizard and a total of twelve muggles. Though in reality he never killed them and it was instead Peter Pettigrew, the wizard Sirius Black was thought to have murdered.
- Several Death Eaters were incarcerated after both the First and the Second Wizarding Wars. They were incarcerated for killing, torturing and betraying the Ministry of Magic.