jail prison

Definitions

  • 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.

Definitions

  • 1) colloquial Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
  • 2) A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
  • 3) uncountable Confinement in a prison.
  • 4) A place or condition of confinement or restriction.
  • 5) A place for the confinement and punishment of persons convicted of crimes, especially felonies.
  • 6) A state of imprisonment or captivity.
  • 7) a prison.
  • 8) (Law) See Note under 3d Escape, n., 4.
  • 9) (Naut.) a ship fitted up for the confinement of prisoners.
  • 10) a carriage in which prisoners are conveyed to and from prison.
  • 11) Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
  • 12) A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o� confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
  • 13) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
  • 14) a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
  • 15) A public prison or penitentiary.
  • 16) A prisoner.
  • 17) A place of confinement or involuntary restraint; especially, a public building for the confinement or safe custody of criminals and others committed by process of law; a jail.
  • 18) transitive to imprison
  • 19) To confine in or as if in a prison; imprison.
  • 20) To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
  • 21) obsolete To bind (together); to enchain.

Examples

  • 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?’

Examples

  • 1) They face up to life in prison if convicted.
  • 2) He is expected to be given a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced today.
  • 3) They were being held at the open prison as part of preparation for their release.
  • 4) That made his life in prison more difficult.
  • 5) The riot is the fourth disturbance behind bars in two months and underlines how volatile the prison system has become.
  • 6) prison is about punishment and rehabilitation.
  • 7) Ministers have pledged a 3million investment to help reduce violence and cut serious organised crime across the prison system.
  • 8) prisoners are invariably troubled people and prisons troubled places, but they shouldn't be as troubled as this.
  • 9) There is a solution that doesn't cost money: we need to keep more people out of prison or shorten their sentences.
  • 10) When people leave prison they ought to be less likely to offend than when they come in.
  • 11) The only justification for prisons is to house people for the protection of the public and themselves.
  • 12) Their prison terms did not nearly reflect the potential gravity of the crime.
  • 13) The moves are likely to alarm prison governors.
  • 14) The judge admitted many would expect her to be sent to prison for her crime.
  • 15) They are in prison awaiting trial on charges of running a criminal organisation.
  • 16) We must remember that prison is a place of punishment.
  • 17) Why was he sent to an open prison?
  • 18) We must go back to prisons places of punishment.
  • 19) The offence carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
  • 20) This was in effect a prison for young people between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years.
  • 21) Race and gender ceased to be prison houses and became optional identities.
  • 22) In another case the judges increased a prison term from five to eight years.
  • 23) Many of the prison governors were appointed directly from service in the armed forces.
  • 24) The courts do remand a significant minority of accused people in prison to await trial.
  • 25) Such as the desire for more prison places and the wish to spend less and less.
  • 26) What the hell were they doing in an open prison?
  • 27) The primary purpose of prison is punishment.
  • 28) The first choice is death and the second life in prison.
  • 29) These are people for whom prison is the wrong place.
  • 30) prison guards are unwittingly passing on coded information in what appear to be innocent messages from criminals to their relatives.
  • 31) The other sailors face up to life in prison for the crime of abandoning ship and the lesser charge of negligence.
  • 32) The prisoners were electrocuted by prison guards when they complained, it was claimed.
  • 33) She had been in prison or under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years.
  • 34) I'm speaking to this wicked child, who has obtained our love and sympathy and attention on false pretences, for which she ought to be put in prison -- yes, in _prison_, for such a heartless trick on relatives who can ill afford to be so cruelly disappointed! '
  • 35) Update: Marchello Cecala murder * Brandon Christopher Wallace sentenced to up to 30 years in prison; Anthony David Milligan sentenced to 1-15 years in prison*
  • 36) It's the New York Times, so you'll have to suffer through the misuse of the term "prison camp."
  • 37) Jon Jackson, Khadr's lead defense lawyer, argued that Khadr's mistreatment in prison is relevant to the sentence he should serve, even if it didn't invalidate Khadr's confessions.
  • 38) But Khadr's treatment in prison is undoubtedly a mitigating factor in sentencing as well.
  • 39) Frank Ostrowski, who spent 23 years in prison, is now seeking bail.
  • 40) ‘The significance of this duty to those detained in prison, not least where prisons are crowded and prisoners often dangerous, is obvious.’
  • 41) ‘I was told that Mr Young is in prison in the USA awaiting trial on charges of fraud.’
  • 42) ‘People who have been in prison and who visit prisons will be with us.’
  • 43) ‘The prisoners are in prison because they are presumed to have been properly convicted.’
  • 44) ‘The number of people serving life sentences in British prisons, revealed by the prison Reform Trust.’
  • 45) ‘And it would not even be necessary for the suspect to commit a crime for them to face a prison sentence.’
  • 46) ‘It can only review the cases of prisoners serving a prison sentence of eight years or more.’
  • 47) ‘He was currently in prison on remand pending trial for conspiracy to murder.’
  • 48) ‘These homes are built for children whose parents are in prison serving life sentences!’
  • 49) ‘Gansler added that Tyson should still be in prison for the crimes he has committed.’
  • 50) ‘I had been in local prisons, but then I landed up in prison far away from my own home.’
  • 51) ‘Texas, the leader in prisons and capital punishment nationwide, had 534,260 on parole or probation.’
  • 52) ‘She had earlier spent several months in the prison on remand while awaiting trial.’
  • 53) ‘They are in prison surrounded by people, but prisons are the loneliest places on earth.’
  • 54) ‘In rare cases a life sentence may mean life in prison, but such cases are very rare.’
  • 55) ‘We have all heard the stories about what prisons are like, I don't believe in prison being a totally horrific place, but I do think it has to be a bit more of a deterrent.’
  • 56) ‘prisoners in high security prisons are (given the risks they pose in general) routinely subject to strip searches.’
  • 57) ‘Relatively more mentally ill people end up in prisons as the prison population diminishes.’
  • 58) ‘It was at the forefront of opposing capital punishment and demanding prison reform.’
  • 59) ‘In some cases the prison regime may be a contributory factor in a prisoner's decision to end his own life.’
  • 60) ‘The soft gaze of his eyes vanished as they adjusted to the metal grates prisoning and protecting his eyeholes.’
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