Example sentences for: jail

How can you use “jail” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If you believe that, you probably believe it was also just a coincidence that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo's press release promoting a fairly dry national study of the homeless happened to mention an advocacy group's estimate that "in New York City in 1998 it cost $40,000 per year to jail someone, compared with just $12,500 to provide affordable housing and a variety of supportive services."

  • A generation ago, even 15 years ago, jail was as alien as Mars.

  • After Tuesday and Wednesday's violent clashes, in which police made more than 500 arrests and used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators, hundreds of people gathered peacefully outside the city jail and called for the protesters' release.

  • , bato (guy, as in bato loco), califas (California), hay te wuacho (I’ll be seeing you), and la pinta (jail/prison) have been used for generations.

  • And as president I would throw rapists in jail for a long time so America's women wouldn't have to worry about it."


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