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Example Sentences for "jail"

He was jailed for possession of marijuana, but then later released without chargeHer brother had to spend the night in jail after being stopped for drunken driving on the way home from a New Year's party.

He was jailed for possession of marijuana, but then later released without charge.

A dozen prisoners escaped from jail when a fire started, and all the doors were unlocked to let firemen fight the blaze.

British writer Oscar Wilde was jailed simply for having had a sexual relationship with another man.

Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in jail before finally being released, and subsequently elected as President of South Africa.

Does jail prevent crime or does it simply act as a school for criminals?

After being released from jail in Burma, the military government placed dissident Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in order to limit her political activities.

Alfred Whitney Griswold once remarked that censorship cannot work because ideas won't go to jail.

Somerset Maugham once observed that tradition is a guide, and not a jailer.

There's a Polish proverb which states that truth will take you everywhere - even to jail.

In 1658, Paris police raided a monastery, and sent twelve monks to jail for eating meat and drinking wine during a religious holiday.

In 2000, twenty-eight barbers were jailed in Kabul, Afghanistan for cutting men's hair in the style of Leonard DiCaprio, which was considered anti-Islamic.

In Nepal, you can be sent to jail for 20 years for killing a cow.

Discussion question: Do you think jail helps criminals become better citizens?

Find someone who has seen the inside of a jail.


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