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1.
The shift in time and routine experienced when one is released from jail after serving more than a few days.
After being wrongfully convicted, the man felt severe jail-lag after being released several weeks later.
by LimitedGovernment August 19, 2013
 
2.
Similar to jet-lag, jail-lag is the time/routine shift which a person experiences after being in jail for more than just a few days.
After serving 18 days in jail being forced into an unusual routine, a person experiences jail-lag after returning to the "free" world.
by NoMoreFederalGovernment! August 05, 2013