A place. Can be any place, doesn't have to be jail or a crack house.
"The joint", however, means the fucking slammer.
Delonte: "Ayyo nigga let's hit up dat science museum tomorrow."
Jameer: "Hell yeah dogg that joint is off da heezy fo' sheezy."
Delonte: "Yeah that joint sho' is better than THE joint."
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