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An example use of jail in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… shut so when our Jail was built in the …”
Jail is a place where people are kept in custody by the state.
the word jail occurs in english on average 12.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.