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1. 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.
2. Detention in a jail.
tr.v. jailed, jail·ing, jails
To detain in a jail.

[From Middle English jaiole (from Old French) and from Middle English gaiol, gaol (from Old North French gaiole), both from Vulgar Latin *gaviola, from Latin *caveola, diminutive of cavea, cage, hollow.]
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Adj.1.jailed - being in captivity
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
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Edward Avis, 64, of Holmefield Rd, in Aigburth, jailed for 12 years Ian Pauline, 51, of Barchester Drive, in Aigburth, jailed for seven years Aigars Kokins, 29, of Chatham, Kent, jailed for seven years Alekandrs Voroneckis, 30, of Chatham, jailed for seven years Paul Firth, 41, of Pensby Road, Heswall, jailed for eight years Philip Cray, 54, of Crosgrove Road, in Walton, was jailed for 12 years Darren Hunter, 49, of Tennyson Street, St Helens, jailed for 10 years Terri Mellor, 48, of Tennyson Street, St Helens, jailed for 81/2 years Viktor Medvetskiy, 43, of Chatham, jailed for nine years Andris Baltais, 40, of Ramsgate, Kent, jailed for nine years
THE Chronicle is naming and shaming criminals jailed for offences during October.
While it was also worth mentioning that district jail Rahim Yar Khan has been situated in the middle of the city and the residents have stated that shortage of jail staff could result any untoward in the city, as numbers of criminals were jailed in the district jail of Rahim Yar Khan.
Receipt of prenatal care before the third trimester was less common, but case management to coordinate care was more common, if the mother had been jailed than if she was in the comparison group.
perform oral sex with the officers," Tanya Ross, who was jailed in Florida, told Dateline NBC in 1998.
The inmate had been jailed for failure to pay child support.
RINGLEADER Paul Whitney, 32, of Eremon Close, Fazakerley, was jailed for nine years and four months, while major players Michael O'Toole, 32, of Baddow Croft, Woolton; Matthew Mayor, 37, of Springfield Park, Haydock and Leslie Whitney, 57, of Watford Road, Anfield, were sentenced to eight years, eight years four months and seven-and-a-half years respectively.
According to details Jail Administration conducted a search operation inside the jail and recovered 32-mobilephones and other prohibited equipment from the custody of prisoners jailed in Mirpur Khas jail under different cases.