01. Her brother had to spend the night in [jail] after being stopped for drunken driving on the way home from a New Year's party.
02. He was [jailed] for possession of marijuana, but then later released without charge.
03. A dozen prisoners escaped from [jail] when a fire started, and all the doors were unlocked to let firemen fight the blaze.
04. British writer Oscar Wilde was [jailed] simply for having had a sexual relationship with another man.
05. Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in [jail] before finally being released, and subsequently elected as President of South Africa.
06. Does [jail] prevent crime or does it simply act as a school for criminals?
07. After being released from [jail] in Burma, the military government placed dissident Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in order to limit her political activities.
08. Alfred Whitney Griswold once remarked that censorship cannot work because ideas won't go to [jail].
09. Somerset Maugham once observed that tradition is a guide, and not a [jailer].
10. There's a Polish proverb which states that truth will take you everywhere - even to [jail].
11. In 1658, Paris police raided a monastery, and sent twelve monks to [jail] for eating meat and drinking wine during a religious holiday.
12. In 2000, twenty-eight barbers were [jailed] in Kabul, Afghanistan for cutting men's hair in the style of Leonard DiCaprio, which was considered anti-Islamic.
13. In Nepal, you can be sent to [jail] for 20 years for killing a cow.

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