jail (Meaning)

Wordnet

jail (n)

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)

Wordnet

jail (v)

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Webster

jail (n.)

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.

Webster

jail (v. t.)

To imprison.

jail Sentence Examples

  1. The convicted felon was sentenced to 20 years in jail for armed robbery.
  2. After his arrest, the suspect was taken to the local jail until his trial date.
  3. The prison was overcrowded, so the city built a new jail to house the overflow of inmates.
  4. The jail offered inmates various programs, including education, vocational training, and substance abuse counseling.
  5. The inmates in the jail organized a peaceful protest to demand better living conditions.
  6. The jailbreak was a carefully planned operation that involved multiple inmates and outside assistance.
  7. The county sheriff visited the jail to inspect the conditions and meet with the staff.
  8. The jail served as a temporary holding facility for individuals awaiting trial or transfer to a state prison.
  9. The ex-convict struggled to find a job after he was released from jail.
  10. The jail was a stark reminder of the consequences of crime and the importance of rehabilitation.

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The convicted felon was sentenced to 20 years in jail for armed robbery.

After his arrest, the suspect was taken to the local jail until his trial date.

The prison was overcrowded, so the city built a new jail to house the overflow of inmates.

The jail offered inmates various programs, including education, vocational training, and substance abuse counseling.