The Gladers may be locked inside for varying periods of time according to their misdeeds, but only after being first considered by the Council; the vote must be that of the majority without necessarily being unanimous.
Known Gladers imprisoned
- Ben: for having attempted to kill Thomas, breaking Rule Number Two.
- Thomas: for having broken the Number One Rule.
- Teresa: for triggering the Ending and thus apparently being responsible for the Doors not closing; it was so surprising and unprecedented that there was obviously no actual rule in place.
In the movie, it is called the Pit.