“Jail” in the news

Example collocations

jail sentence
jail time
months in jail
released from jail
years in jail

Publications and example sentences

www.malaymail.com
Malay Mail
· Lesotho’s ex-first lady back in custody over murder of rival  
She spent one night in jail before a High Court freed her on 1,000 maloti (RM242) bail.  Copy example sentence
www.independent.co.uk
The Independent
· Louella Fletcher-Michie: Rapper appeals manslaughter conviction over drugs death of Holby City actor’s daughter  
He said Broughton did not get help because he had been handed a suspended jail term a month earlier and feared the consequences.  Copy example sentence
www.france24.com
FRANCE 24
· Lesotho's ex-first lady back in custody over murder of rival  
She spent one night in jail before a High Court freed her on a 1,000 maloti ($57) bail.  Copy example sentence
www.financialexpress.com
Financial Express
· COVID-19 and Narco Trafficking: South American countries keen to repatriate prisoners to serve balance sentence in jails back home  
In April last year, India and Brazil inked a treaty for repatriation of convicted prisoners so that they can serve their remaining jail term in their own country.  Copy example sentence
www.channelnewsasia.com
CNA
· Man fined for abusing dog that was found malnourished and near death in a cage  
For not giving the dog adequate food and water, Chan could have been jailed for up to a year, fined up to S$10,000, or both.  Copy example sentence
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· When Jail Becomes Normal  
Today, it’s likely closer to 20 percent (and this number doesn’t include people who’ve spent time in jail without being sentenced to prison).  Copy example sentence
www.channelnewsasia.com
CNA
· Nine students fined for gathering for tea and study in overcrowded apartment during circuit breaker  
For each charge of breaking COVID-19 regulations, they could have been jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· 'Really scary': experts fear protests and police risk accelerating Covid-19 spread  
Because communities of color are disproportionately jailed, they were also most likely to be affected by outbreaks in jails and prisons.  Copy example sentence
www.aljazeera.com
Al Jazeera
· What the new Chinese security law means for Hong Kong  
Qincheng, located in northwest Beijing, is the infamous facility where numerous human rights defenders and political activists have been jailed, including the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.  Copy example sentence
www.nbcnews.com
NBCNews.com
· Sentenced to life as teens, they fear getting coronavirus before getting a second chance  
“If you had to pick between people who just got to jail or ones who have decades of good behavior under their belt, which is a safer bet to release?” asked Ashley Nellis, a senior analyst focusing on lifers at The Sentencing Project.  Copy example sentence