Example sentences for: jails

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

  • We're talking, after all, about a city government that--with an annual budget of about $5 billion and a shrinking population--runs schools that cannot shelter, much less educate its children; cannot mend its roads or keep its drinking water potable; cannot police its own police force, let alone its streets or jails; cannot care for the sick, or elderly, or homeless.

  • Inmates are escaping from jails, and the president has lost control of the army.

  • The mutineers then invaded Delhi, Kanpur (Cawnpore), and Lucknow, looting treasuries, breaking open jails, and killing British men, women, and children.

  • 4 billion, the paper reports, will be going to health care, but much will also be spent on completely unrelated areas, such as roads, jails, farm aid, schools, and senior centers.

  • More and more conservatives now favor abolishing parole, sharply curtailing probation, imprisoning every adult felon for his or her entire term, and warehousing juvenile offenders in adult jails.


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