Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been released from jail after three months.
A Los Angeles judge revoked her probation and Lohan was brought to jail, although she was released later that day on bail.
Vivian Salama speaks with one of the Americans sentenced in absentia to jail time.
Hilton described the media circus that surrounded her first moments out of jail as "pandemonium."
Maziar was thrown in jail and brutalized for months by an interrogator who reeked of rosewater cologne.
In 1891 a law was passed providing for jail matrons in cities of 100,000 and over.
He then drove on, but was overtaken, arrested, and lodged in jail at Waynesboro.
In return for their allegiance, he bailed them out of jail when necessary.
The jail was so bad that an expensive guard had to be maintained.
They took me back to Dunedin jail, and clapped me into the old cell.
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].
"to put in jail," c.1600, from jail (n.). Related: Jailed; jailing.
To live tolerably in jail; survive imprisonment: Roy taught me how to jail (1980s+)