[ US /ˈdʒeɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /dʒˈeɪl/ ]
[ UK /dʒˈeɪl/ ]
- 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)
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
The suspects were imprisoned without trial
How To Use jail In A Sentence
- False statements on your tax form could land you in jail.
- She distinguished the undrawing of iron bars, and then the countenance of Spalatro at her door, before she had a clear remembrance of her situation — that she was a prisoner in a house on a lonely shore, and that this man was her jailor. The Italian
- He spent three days in jail after smashing up an apartment, and has done time in a drug rehabilitation centre.
- The company's president is already in jail on corruption charges. Times, Sunday Times
- Fifteen would pay Moroni and save him and Charlie from jail, but fifteen would still leave him and Hank on the breadline. FINAL RESORT
- The work is done by prisoners at a unique computor workshop inside Gloucester jail, visited this afternoon by Princess Anne.
- A 35-year-old Briton languishing in a Bangkok jail under sentence of death for a crime he says he did not commit is planning to protest his innocence by refusing to plead for a royal pardon.
- A man who preyed on the elderly by burgling residential care homes in his own village faces a jail term.
- (How far can he get without a license or credit cards .. or the help of close relations?) opened with testimony from the "jailbird" and his arresting officers Baltimore Crime
- They are only preparing them for the preferential treatment awaiting them when they become hardened criminals in modern jails. The Sun