gaol vs jail

gaol jail


  • 1) Australia, Ireland Preferred alternative spelling of jail.
  • 2) UK Alternative spelling of jail.
  • 3) [Eng.] an authority conferred upon judges and others included in it, for trying and delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict.
  • 4) A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.
  • 5) (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.
  • 6) Obsolescent spellings of jail, jailer.
  • 7) UK To confine in a gaol; to imprison


  • 1) A place for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
  • 2) uncountable Confinement in a jail.
  • 3) horse racing The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).
  • 4) slang school
  • 5) Detention in a jail.
  • 6) A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
  • 7) See under Gaol.
  • 8) (Med.) typhus fever, or a disease resembling it, generated in jails and other places crowded with people; -- called also hospital fever, and ship fever.
  • 9) a peculiar form of padlock; -- called also Scandinavian lock.
  • 10) a space or district around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on certain conditions, allowed to go at large.
  • 11) the release of prisoners from jail, either legally or by violence.
  • 12) A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
  • 13) A prison; a building or place for the confinement of persons arrested for crime or for debt; usually, in the United States, a place of confinement for minor offenses in a county.
  • 14) To confine in or as if in a jail; imprison.
  • 15) To detain in a jail.
  • 16) rare To imprison.


  • 1) Jake was out of gaol again, his face pallid under the black beard but with his fervour burning more brightly than ever.
  • 2) For the lodging, the gaol fee, the bed fee, the overnight fee, the food fee.
  • 3) But this is all the more reason for the council to strive to work toward the one gaol of the Godaishu: total global economic domination.
  • 4) Poor old Clegg (NI) spent years in gaol before we discovered there was no proof it was his bullet that killed anyone.
  • 5) Taxes are unpopular, so easier all round to peddle the myth that “too many people are in gaol” than to address the problem of persistent offenders. on October 8, 2009 at 6: 57 pm Wig and Gown
  • 6) Critics have pointed out that the gaol is only designed to hold a maximum of 30 inmates.
  • 7) During the Emergency Mrs. Gandhi threw the Maharani in gaol for a while (on trumped up charges of tax evasion — in connection with “undeclared” jewels), then let her out again.
  • 8) What better place for social-working worthies to practice than in gaol? on April 13, 2010 at 6: 00 pm Gary
  • 9) You know people are desperate when attempting to outwit the fire inspectors and insurance people begins to look attractive even when gaol is the price of failure.
  • 10) Prisoners should not languish in gaol; they should be used for a good purpose.
  • 11) Who exactly are all these innocent members of the public thrown in gaol for protecting their property?


  • 1) If it had happened today there would be a lot of people in jail.
  • 2) They avoided jail but know that another conviction could land them behind bars.
  • 3) Three people were jailed in the summer over a scam involving drugging sick and potentially dangerous horses and selling them.
  • 4) His attacker was jailed for life.
  • 5) He could be jailed for life.
  • 6) The knifeman was jailed for 18 months.
  • 7) Up to 10,000 prison officers took part in a walkout in protest at increased violence in jails.
  • 8) But this week he was jailed for just 16 months for unlawful wounding.
  • 9) He was jailed for ten weeks but told he will be out in five.
  • 10) York faces life in jail if convicted.
  • 11) All we do as a society is to appease our anger by putting people in jail.
  • 12) The report also found the majority of serial repeat offenders are avoiding jail.
  • 13) Three people are already in jail awaiting trial.
  • 14) The second wedding took place in a jail chapel.
  • 15) The player spent a week in jail before being bailed two weeks ago.
  • 16) He was sentenced to life in jail.
  • 17) He avoided jail because it could not be proved that he intended to sell it.
  • 18) The resulting argument ended in fisticuffs and both men were jailed pending a trial.
  • 19) Ministers say the new plans will deliver extra jail places faster than buying a prison ship.
  • 20) Two people have been jailed for an unprovoked acid attack on a motorist that left him with serious burns.
  • 21) By design or not, he got arrested and was sentenced to six weeks in jail.
  • 22) He was jailed for 40 months after admitting fraud and theft.
  • 23) Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue.
  • 24) So putting two people in jail is a human rights violation, but her husband's actions, who caused about 100,000+ deaths, in Iraq is not?
  • 25) Assuming all judicial systems around the world are basically right and that everyone in jail is supposed to be there, the United States of America (home of the brave and land of the free) is by far the most criminally-infested country in the world, followed only by Russia.
  • 26) Nicole True, Mr. Jimenez Ruano 's lawyer, said, "People forget that the way someone ends up in jail is based on a human being making a decision."
  • 27) The AG that should be in jail is the current AG and the POTUS for war crimes and crimes against humanity and trampling the Constitution.
  • 28) Scott Norberg, (google his name) who died in jail, is an example.
  • 29) I speak from personal experience when I say that all most of them are concerned about when they are put in jail is getting out and getting on with THEIR lives.
  • 30) ‘Last year the number of inmates in the nation's prisons and jails reached nearly 1,932,000, a record number.’
  • 31) ‘David Brown says the Royal Commission helped end the violence against prisoners which existed in some jails.’
  • 32) ‘In February the United States reached a benchmark of 2 million individuals in its prisons and jails.’
  • 33) ‘It has also raised the ire of prison officers who said drugs were not acceptable outside jails and should not be tolerated inside either.’
  • 34) ‘Other suggestions include all-women police stations, separate jails and lock-ups for women.’
  • 35) ‘He put dissidents, or those suspected of a scintilla of disloyalty, into stinking jails which were often death centres.’
  • 36) ‘Ten thousand people work in the jails of Kuzbass, jails packed with over thirty thousand inmates.’
  • 37) ‘Venter denied that a concept such as solitary confinement existed in South African jails.’
  • 38) ‘One of the comments most commonly made in this context was that Scotland was a more law-abiding country than England, as evidenced by the prison reformer John Howard having found fewer criminals in its gaols.’
  • 39) ‘The people who ran the men's home would bargain with judges to get convicts who were drug addicts out of the jails and into the home.’
  • 40) ‘Others will call for gun control, for prosecuting minors as adults, for building new juvenile detention facilities and jails.’
  • 41) ‘It runs 56 correctional institutions and detention centres, including four Australian gaols.’
  • 42) ‘Kerik reduced crime in the city's jails by 95 per cent and ensured crime rates continued to decline.’
  • 43) ‘Bulgaria's overcrowded jails are more likely to serve as universities of crime than places of rehabilitation.’
  • 44) ‘At the association's annual conference Mike Newell, right, called for reform to reduce the number of inmates entering jails.’
  • 45) ‘MSPs and prison officers say Fairweather's findings show that Scotland's jails are tinderboxes.’
  • 46) ‘He was imprisoned in Gloucester gaol, despite the Lord Lieutenant's concerns that it was ‘not fit for a man of his quality.’’
  • 47) ‘It shows that prisoner discipline is the worst in any Scottish jail and that violence among inmates is rife.’
  • 48) ‘At my hearing, I was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment in a maximum security jail.’
  • 49) ‘He had been at this particular gaol for several months, and had watched her grow in all the lawless skills there were.’
  • 50) ‘But they decided that, well for a start she's not likely to do it again, and that no useful purpose would be spent by jailing her.’
  • 51) ‘As well as jailing him for three years, she also ordered he forfeit £165 he had with him when he was arrested, and that the heroin be destroyed.’
  • 52) ‘As well as jailing him for eight weeks magistrates imposed another driving ban, which runs out at the same time as his current disqualification.’
  • 53) ‘As well as jailing him for two years he ordered Adams' licence should be extended by three years when he is released.’
  • 54) ‘Judge Robert Moore asked Walker to sit down in the dock as he outlined his reasons for jailing him for five years.’
  • 55) ‘He was jailed for life for wounding with intent to resist arrest but was cleared of attempted murder.’
  • 56) ‘He said he was jailed in January for shoplifting offences and stayed off drugs when he was released.’
  • 57) ‘In 1980 he was jailed for three years for financing a plot to counterfeit gold coins.’
  • 58) ‘At the age of 17, he was jailed for a year for affray after being involved in a riot.’
  • 59) ‘He was jailed three times for repeatedly flouting a court order banning him from the estate.’
  • 60) ‘She said that she also feared her son would be taken into care if she were jailed for the offences.’
  • 61) ‘New evidence proved the man he was jailed for kicking to death had never received a kick.’
  • 62) ‘Fining Allwn a paltry £2,000 instead of gaoling him, Judge Bertrand Richards observed: ‘The victim was guilty of a great deal of contributory negligence.’’
  • 63) ‘Rob Ross, defending, said his client accepted he faced another custodial sentence, but urged the court to consider not jailing him.’
  • 64) ‘Since Labour took office in 1997 an additional 6,000 have been gaoled, making the numbers imprisoned per head of population the highest in Europe after Portugal.’
  • 65) ‘In another case a man from Auxerre was jailed for keeping women captive in the basement of his home.’
  • 66) ‘There was one young lifer she remembers in particular who was jailed for murder.’
  • 67) ‘Anti-drink drive campaigners today blasted magistrates for not jailing a mum who drove off with her young son after knocking back a bottle of wine.’
  • 68) ‘What is the point of jailing a dangerous man for life twice over and then allowing possible parole after only 5 ½ years?’
  • 69) ‘What do people think about a Government that lets mafia criminals wander around free while jailing poor people for theft?’

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