Being in jail in your dreams may comment on your lack of personal freedom. It may also come as a response to guilt feelings.
Symbolic of a loss of freedom or being bound and imprisoned mentally or spiritually, Ps. 137:3
A physical or mental place of confinement
To dream of jail involving your lover indicates that this person is not to be trusted. Jail dreams involving yourself indicate that you are feeling restricted and need increased freedom in your life. Jail dreams involving acquaintances indicates that you may give something to an undeserving person. Jail dreams involving children indicate concern over the child and their welfare.
A lover in jail shows this person is a deceiver and not to be trusted.
To see strangers in jail may mean you will be asked to help someone you do not feel is deserving.
To be in jail may mean you are suffering from a feeling of confinement and too much togetherness with your spouse.
To see someone on death row denotes the death of an unhappy relationship.
Totally locked off.
Dreaming of being in jail indicates a feeling of guilt for something you have done that was wrong, but that you hoped to get away with.
If you dream that you are in jail it indicates that in life you will prosper. This is a dream of contrary.
If you dream that you are in jail, you are feeling suffocated in a relationship or situation.
If you dream your boyfriend or crush is in jail, it is a signal that this person is deceitful and untrustworthy.
This is generally considered an unfortunate dream, unless you are released in due time. See JUDGE.
1. Feelings of conﬁnement, punishment, sometimes over guilt for a past misdeed.
2. Reverse: happiness, likely domestic.
3. A feeling someone close may not be truthful.
4. Temptations should be avoided (as in “jailbait”).
To see others in jail, you will be urged to grant privileges to persons whom you believe to be unworthy To see negroes in jail, denotes worries and loss through negligence of underlings.
For a young woman to dream that her lover is in jail, she will be disappointed in his character, as he will prove a deceiver. See Gaol.
Dreaming about jail may make you think that you have done something immoral, illegal, or an act that merits punishment. You may also have a fear of being trapped emotionally or physically.
If you are the jailer, you may have an unconscious desire to exert control over others or in a particular situation. Either way, this dream suggests that you have obstacles in your life that may not be easy to overcome.
The young woman who dreams that her lover Is In jail is forewarned of the underlying weaknesses in his moral make-up which have hitherto remained concealed.
(see Cage, Dead End)
Dreaming of jail symbolizes the feeling of confinement, frustration, and/or the inability to act.
If you are the jailer, you may have some unconscious desire to exert control over others.