A Los Angeles judge revoked her probation and Lohan was brought to jail, although she was released later that day on bail.
We would be rounded up and thrown in jail in a very quiet way, or else they would get to our families.
He who once sailed the deep in the SEAL mother ship now sits in a New York City jail 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+)