a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
small and remote and insignificant;
"a jerkwater college"
"passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"
- I'd rather live in this old house with all its inconveniences than in one of those pokey bungalows where you haven't room to swing a cat.
- I am impatient with people who are always pokey about getting things done.