Jail in a sentence as a noun

Hi there - I'm the one who put up the $50k to bail weev out of jail.

Some were killed in jail, either by inmates or staff, because they flipped out and people got scared.

He is/was the most selfish and delusional person I've ever met. I hope he ends up in jail for a really long time.

Many, many people in jail were severely mentally ill.

A simple cost of doing business...The key take-away is: no one at Citi went to jail for fraud.

In UK jails, many people have mobiles, usually obtained by over-the-fence smuggling.

Immigrants were completely screwed in jail, because there was no way for them to navigate the bureaucracy.

The discrepancy between how much jail time the people who upset the government get, and the people who commit real crimes is getting bigger.

Starting in about 2004 there's been a huge push to increase monitoring of prisons, offenses, guard abuses, and to help parolees stay out of jail.

We sent this man to jail and changed our names to keep away from him, and Facebook, in spite of their "privacy" settings, let him get a glimpse back into our lives.

Jail in a sentence as a verb

I was there essentially through misplaced intellectual curiosity, while others were there because their lives were so bad out of jail that crime was actually a rational survival choice.

What I take from this story is that the financial law is so complex and unapproachable one can not reliably navigate it without landing in jail, even being a seasoned professional.

It's also sad that Google gave this get out of jail free card to a site whose entire business model is based around other people's copyrighted works which RapGenius doesn't have a license for, doesn't pay for, and publishes illegally.

"""Imagine if there were an alternate dystopian reality where law enforcement was 100% effective, such that any potential law offenders knew they would be immediately identified, apprehended, and jailed.

Upon leaving jail I learned programming, worked freelance to pay for my tuition while I got a degree, got a PhD, and am now working towards spending my life using my skills as efficiently as I can to improve the lives of as many people as possible.

Welcome to America, where we read your private mail, track all your movements online, shoot your dogs, abuse you at the borders, put antibiotics in your food, bankrupt you when you get sick, throw you in jail with hardened criminals if you smoke a spliff, and drone-execute you with no warrant if the president doesn't like you.

Forget innocent until proven guilty, we are months away from any trial, only 3 of the 12 defendants are even in custody, yet domains have been seized and businesses destroyed by an 11-point case filing, of which only 2 or 3 points may ever get to trialIf the site owners are found guilty, they could be facing decades in jail.

I wouldn't want to live in a world were the Grateful Dead couldn't do any *****, teenagers could never drink a beer, nobody could express himself with a graffiti in a drab wall, no child that wants to be a graphic designer could ever pirate Photoshop, being a few months less or more than the legal age to date sends you off as a molester, playing a different region DVD lands you to jail, and a million other things...

If the US is nowhere near being an authoritarian police state, at what point will US become a authoritarian police state?When they have **** lists without any trial, jury or judge?When they keep prisoners in jail indefinitely without a trial?When they torture prisoners?When state officials lie to the public?When state officials lie to public representatives?When the secret police interfere with lawyers communications and interferes with legal cases?When the secret police silence individuals that want to inform about abuse?When the secret police use surveillance for blackmailing?When the state use strip searches and surveillance indiscriminately against the population, including children?When the state implement state censorship?When they use force against peaceful demonstrators?When they utilize military resources against peaceful demonstrators?When they seize bank assets without any trial, any intention of a trial, or even without ever formally serving the individual with criminal papers?Please state what criteria we should use, so we can have a final definition of what an authoritarian police state is.

Jail definitions


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)

See also: jailhouse gaol clink slammer poky pokey


lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"