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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
jail
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a prison/jail sentence (also a custodial sentence British Englishformal)
▪ If found guilty, he faces a long jail sentence.
a prison/jail term
▪ He faced a maximum prison term of 25 years.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
cell
▪ In April, Williams shared a jail cell with Wooten, in a housing assignment officials have said was an accident.
▪ Yoyo imagines herself in a jail cell.
▪ Found hanging by toreador pants in jail cell.
▪ He had not been accused of a crime, yet Curtis Brown spent 10 of his last days in a jail cell.
city
▪ He was arrested and booked into the city jail for driving while intoxicated.
▪ Billups was arrested and booked into San Francisco city jail.
▪ She is being held in chains in the city jail and the possibility of bail has already been ruled out.
county
▪ In theory, that leaves the sheriff nothing to do but run the county jail.
▪ We do the maintenance in the county jail.
▪ Much to his regret, his last interview - with Houston detectives - earned him a trip to the county jail..
▪ Iverson and Stewart were arrested and taken to New Kent County jail.
▪ Living at the county jail in downtown Sacramento, he said the area around his cell was too noisy to sleep.
▪ He was being held without bail at the Contra Costa County jail in Martinez.
▪ At the county jail Mitchum and his friends were booked.
▪ Currently, those sales carry a misdemeanor sentence of a year or less in the county jail.
security
▪ He spent the first six years at the Montelupich high-#security jail.
▪ A prisoner is on the roof of a top security jail protesting that he's innocent of murder.
▪ New doubt over twenty men in top security jail.
▪ Read in studio Prison officers at a maximum security jail say lives are being put at risk because of staff shortages.
sentence
▪ Besides the jail sentence Mr Hayton now faces and eight year driving ban increased from four years.
▪ Pleading no contest to charges of improper handling of a firearm and reckless driving, Metcalf drew a suspended jail sentence.
▪ If found guilty he faces a jail sentence of up to 20 years.
▪ He served a two-month jail sentence and was put on three years' probation.
▪ Mrs Mandela and Mrs Falati were given jail sentences last year but were released on bail pending an appeal.
▪ Three eighteen-year-olds received jail sentences.
▪ She was given a six month jail sentence.
▪ Last year he was convicted of breaking that ban ... and was given a jail sentence.
term
▪ When the suit collapsed Aitken was charged with perjury, for which he served a seven-month jail term.
▪ Conviction can bring a 10-year jail term and fine of up to $ 250, 000.
▪ The man, who pleaded guilty, received an 18-month suspended jail term at Truro crown court in July.
▪ Lockyer advocates less expensive alternatives to prison, such as longer county jail terms and carefully screened and monitored parole.
▪ Mr Kulov was accused of abuse of power while in office, and sentenced to a jail term of seven years.
▪ Muhammad Ali was banned from boxing and faced a jail term for standing up for his principles.
▪ Seven received lesser jail terms and three defendants, all intelligence operatives, were acquitted.
▪ Some will risk a fine and a jail term and refuse to register.
■ VERB
hold
▪ He'd discovered that her friends were alive, and being held in a Gestapo jail near the Pont du Sevres.
▪ Normally, bond hearings take place at Howard County District Court and the accused are held in jail.
▪ She was held in jail overnight, and she alleges in her lawsuit that guards taunted her with ethnic slurs.
▪ At Cambrai in 1076 a Cathar who had been judged heretical but not sentenced was being held in the local jail.
▪ The fact that Mississippi continues to hold people in jail simply because they are mentally ill is unacceptable and inhumane.
▪ Springer was held in jail overnight and was charged yesterday with assaulting a Secret Service officer.
▪ He said the experience of being held in jail often exacerbates the illness.
keep
▪ Boy, your job as the union lawyer is not to keep us out of jail.
land
▪ Late abortions may land doctors in jail Jackson, Miss.
▪ Of those cases, only half are ever prosecuted, making the odds of landing in jail even smaller.
▪ He had disappeared from some lists his senior year because of an incident that would eventually land him in jail.
put
▪ These are what have put Martin in jail for life, and Hague wants more of them.
▪ The AFL-CIO was in shock. Put Boyle in jail for murder?
▪ When Griffin failed to complete his sentence, he was put in jail for 18 days.
▪ Then she put Miguelito in jail.
▪ I know that, as a teenager, he was caught stealing copper pipe from a construction site and put in jail.
▪ Ed: when you're put in jail you're made to have a bath.
▪ Remember, they very seldom put you in jail.
release
▪ After being released from jail he told protestors the police beat and shot at him.
▪ Woman hired to kill by a family is released from jail.
▪ I've just got you released from jail.
▪ More than 30 of those arrested were released from jail for lack of evidence, but the rest remain behind bars.
▪ Tan Malaka was released from jail.
▪ Bembenek was released from jail on December 9 after serving 10 years for the murder of Christine Schultz.
remain
▪ Alves da Silva remains in jail pending a new trial this year.
▪ Meanwhile Daniloff remained in jail in Moscow.
▪ Soon only one Rivonia man will remain in jail.
▪ He should remain in jail for the remainder of his life, with no possibility of parole.
▪ She remained in jail for sixteen months while a massive international campaign demanded her release.
send
▪ Mr Montesinos had threatened to go on hunger strike if he was sent to the Callao jail.
serve
▪ But his lifestyle has lead to court appearances on drug and driving offences and he's served two jail sentences.
▪ Davitt is serving a six-month jail sentence in the theft.
▪ He is serving a 10-year jail sentence.
▪ He served a two-month jail sentence and was put on three years' probation.
▪ Police have launched a nationwide hunt for Moore, who has served a jail sentence for armed robbery.
▪ His brothers, Abbas and Shahbaz, who were serving jail sentences for corruption, were also freed and allowed to leave.
▪ Nurses living opposite said Roberts shouted to them he had served 10 months' jail for a burglary he did not commit.
▪ Hillier, who's since served a jail sentence himself in connection with the fiddle, reported him to the police.
spend
▪ Griffin spent three days in jail after he refused to give a breath sample.
▪ After spending Friday night in jail, he posted $ 500, 000 bond and was released Saturday morning.
▪ He spent three days in jail after smashing up an apartment, and has done time in a drug rehabilitation centre.
▪ Not because Sharpe already has spent time in jail.
▪ The plotters were arrested and spent a year in jail awaiting trial.
▪ After his arrest, he spent 12 hours in jail.
▪ He spent 28 months in jail and was sentenced to death.
▪ The man has ninety-one previous convictions, but was released because he had already spent time in jail on remand.
throw
▪ She had heard the cops on Plenty didn't even bother throwing you in jail.
▪ Leyland fired one off the bar, and the police threw him in jail overnight.
▪ What is more, if people resort to blackmail and other threats, why not throw them into jail?
▪ Diem threw them all into jail.
▪ She was going to hit him, even if they threw her in jail again.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
clap sb in prison/jail/irons
fling sb in/into prison/jail
▪ After the revolution, opposition leaders were flung into jail.
rot in hell/jail
▪ As far as they're concerned we could rot in jail.
▪ I just hope the people who did this rot in hell.
▪ Let them rot in hell first!
▪ Lutz gon na rot in hell.
throw sb in/into prison/jail
▪ Diem threw them all into jail.
▪ Gabriel had broken his apprentice's bond and no one had hanged him or flogged him or thrown him into prison.
▪ Her father threw her into prison for her treachery to him.
▪ Leyland fired one off the bar, and the police threw him in jail overnight.
▪ She had heard the cops on Plenty didn't even bother throwing you in jail.
▪ She was going to hit him, even if they threw her in jail again.
▪ They throw a baby into prison.
▪ What is more, if people resort to blackmail and other threats, why not throw them into jail?
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ 58% of prisoners are in jail for non violent crimes.
▪ Alfassi was taken to a cell in the Los Angeles County jail.
▪ Grover got caught for not paying his taxes and went to jail.
▪ The riots ended with long jail terms for 338 mobsters.
▪ The strikers were harassed, beaten and put in jail for trespassing.
▪ This old building is the jail that Butch Cassidy escaped from in 1887.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ If I stayed there, I would have been in jail.
▪ It was a special open day for a jail which is now due to open in April.
▪ New doubt over twenty men in top security jail.
▪ Not because Sharpe already has spent time in jail.
▪ That act of citizen charity left Barry free to reclaim city hall once he got out of jail.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
charge
▪ Attempts to jail him on false charges, to bribe and threaten him had failed.
▪ C., were jailed on hundreds of charges of child abuse.
▪ On September 28, when a black named William Brown was jailed on the charge of assault, a mob quickiy gathered.
contempt
▪ The company won, and when McLaren failed to show up in court, he was jailed for contempt.
court
▪ Small time offenders in need of psychiatric help are being jailed by the courts because of a rundown of psychiatric hospitals.
life
▪ Her murder attempt fails and she goes to jail for life.
▪ Mynott was jailed for life in 1980 for murdering a 54-year-old man near his home in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
▪ Last December, her boyfriend John Tanner was jailed for life for her murder.
▪ Triple murderer Vernage, 27, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey on Monday.
▪ Mobsters jailed for life under the harsh so-called Bis 41 regime are desperate for better conditions.
▪ Millionaire businessman Malcom Horsman, 66, has been jailed for life for murdering his wife, Ursula.
man
▪ A husband was jailed for attacking a man he found making love to his estranged wife.
▪ Pete Wilson has pledged funds to prosecute and jail these men.
murder
▪ Like the men jailed for the murder of Carl Bridgewater in 1979.
▪ They want to widen the law under which under-14s can be jailed only for murder or manslaughter.
▪ Better to be disgraced for distasteful habits and withholding evidence from the police than jailed for murder?
▪ Free them ... relatives call for release of men jailed for murder.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ About 5000 people have been jailed for crimes of terrorism or treason since 1992.
▪ Many of the group's leaders have now been jailed.
▪ Marco was arrested and jailed for accepting bribes from drug dealers.
▪ Two brothers were jailed for robbery.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Gang leader Calton, 39, of no fixed address, was jailed for 25 years.
▪ If the killer is caught, prosecuted and jailed, it provides some resolution of the rage.
▪ Krishna Sen, the first editor to be jailed, was released from prison three months ago after serving a two-year sentence.
▪ Like the men jailed for the murder of Carl Bridgewater in 1979.
▪ Murderers spared by the family are normally jailed by the state for five years.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
jail

Gaol \Gaol\ (j[=a]l), n. [See Jail.] A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written jail.]

Commission of general gaol delivery, 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.

Gaol delivery. (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
jail

late 13c., gayhol, from Old North French gaiole and Old French jaole, both meaning "a cage, prison," from Medieval Latin gabiola, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea "cage, enclosure, stall, coop" (see cave (n.)). Both forms carried into Middle English; now pronounced "jail" however it is spelled. Persistence of Norman-derived gaol (preferred in Britain) is "chiefly due to statutory and official tradition" [OED].

jail

"to put in jail," c.1600, from jail (n.). Related: Jailed; jailing.

Wiktionary
jail

n. 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. vb. To imprison.

WordNet
jail

v. 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" [syn: imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jug, gaol, put away, remand]

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) [syn: jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer]

Wikipedia
Jail (disambiguation)

A jail is a short-term local prison in the United States and Canada.

Jail may also refer to:

Jail (TV series)

Jail (stylized as JAIL) is a reality television series that follows suspected criminals from booking through incarceration. The series was created and produced by John Langley and his son, Morgan Langley, through their Langley television and film Productions company who also produce Cops. It first appeared on MyNetworkTV's 2007 Fall schedule. It was later syndicated on TruTV, under the name Inside American Jail, and Spike.

The booking of former NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson into the Clark County, Nevada Detention Center was featured in the show's February 11, 2008 episode.

The theme song, "Get Me Out", is performed by rapper Lil' Droppa, who announced plans to promote the song with a .

Jail (2009 film)

Jail is a 2009 Indian prison- drama film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arya Babbar, Mugdha Godse and Manoj Bajpayee.

Jail (1966 film)

Jail is a 1966 Indian Malayalam film, directed and produced by Kunchacko. The film stars Sathyan, Sharada, Adoor Bhasi and Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair in lead roles. The film had musical score by G. Devarajan.

Usage examples of "jail".

Guard Captain arrived, he told me that I could either stay in jail all night and face trial in the morning or I could trust in the judgment of the gods by being in the front ranks of the defenders when Abraxas attacked that evening.

The fact that these drug abusers were in jail proved, once and for all, that drugs drove people to crime.

He had shamelessly used Addle during these weeks in jail, in solitary.

Equally consistent with the requirements of due process is a statutory procedure whereby a prosecutor of a case is adjudged liable for costs, and committed to jail in default of payment thereof, whenever the court or jury, after according him an opportunity to present evidence of good faith, finds that he instituted the prosecution without probable cause and from malicious motives.

The first was not surprising, considering the fact that Imer was in jail with a strong probability of being adjudged mentally unbalanced.

This is the level of culture at which Sherman Anti-Trust acts are passed, brothels are raided, and labor agitators are thrown into jail.

Houses suspected of carrying it on, are at all times subject to a visit from the alguacils, all the people found in them being carried off to jail.

Slater was found unconscious in the hollow of a tree, and taken to the nearest jail, where alienists from Albany examined him as soon as his senses returned.

Like the Admiral, the Ayatollah had had a close and trusted friend liberated from the Nimrod Jail.

Belize, with scraggly, narrow streets and romantic houses with protruding balconies, brightly painted doorways, and every window as becrossed with iron bars as if it were a jail.

If someone charged her with bigamy, he added, he would spring her from jail and elope somewhere that was out of the local jurisdiction.

Abu Ghraib prison commanded headlines in spring 2004, Iraqi blogger Ali posted the reflections of a physician friend who had treated inmates at the notorious jail.

When the thuggish mullahs jailed blogger Sina Motallebi, fury roiled the blogosphere.

High Street a few weeks later to see the young man escorted from Bocardo jail by his uncle, and carried off so wrapped in chains he could scarcely move.

It had seemed to him back in the beginning, back during that first conference with the governor and Bookman and Noyes, that probably the most logical way to handle the situation was the legal way: take Joe Mondragon to court, find against him, make him stop irrigating, or--if he refused to quit--throw him in jail and be prepared to take the consequences.