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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

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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

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When a person is released from jail after several years and behaves as if they are still the same age as they went in.
She got jail-lag because after spending 5 years locked up, she is still acting like she's 18 .
by waterdew1 September 01, 2016

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