Send Up Meaning

(transitive, US, slang) To put in prison.

Example:   The programme accurately sends up the British Civil Service system at Whitehall.
  The judge sent him up for three years
1913, Rex Stout, Her Forbidden Knight, 1997 Carroll & Graf edition, ISBN 0786704446, page 161:
  "I guess you're a wise one, all right, but what's the use? I tell you we've got enough on you already to send you up. You might as well talk straight."
Used other than as an idiom: see send,‎ up.
  Fears of war sent oil prices up by 10%.