Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Going to jail or being confined in a dream is a representation of deep or repressed guilt. Traditionally interpretations of someone being a jailer in a dream is indicative of someone that you have wronged but often this person can also be an archetype.

To dream of someone in jail can indicate your own repressed and trapped feelings. Before you look towards others in your waking life to see what your dream is about, understand that often these types of dreams are about you and your own feelings or ideas. When you dream of someone specifically putting you in jail, this can simply be a representation of your own psyche expressing guilt, remorse, or dismay about actions that you have taken against another in which you feel like you should get or are going to get some repercussion.

If you know that you are guilty of something in a dream understand that often the mind reflects greater punishment that is needed or exaggerates the crime that you have committed. If you know what the dream is referring to then you want to try to make amends for the future and patch up the issues that have been caused. Your own guilt coming out like this is a representation of feeling out of sorts.

In this dream you may have

  • Been put in jail.
  • Put someone else in jail.
  • Seen a suspect apprehended.
  • Been sentenced to death.
  • Watched many crime dramas.
  • Felt like you were being taken to jail.
  • Turned yourself in to a jailer.
  • Been locked in a cell.
  • Broke out of prison.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Broke out of prison.
  • Talked to your jailer and understood why you were being punished.

Detailed dream meaning

If you can see the jailer in your dream and you know this person then chances are that the dream you are having is about your own guilt about a person. The face of the person is not always someone you know but you can still learn a lot from people in your dream even if you can’t see their face. Dreaming of someone specific indicates feelings towards them but sometimes when you don’t know the person they are representing a company, a cause, or simply the archetype of someone. You are having the dream for a reason and do not dismiss it just because you don’t recognize the person doesn’t mean that the dream is meaningless.

Being in prison in a dream can indicate feeling trapped or suffocated. If you see the face of your lover then this could indicate that emotionally you are not thriving in the situation. Other examples of this would be seeing your parents or your boss as your jailer as these are people that have control that may not always be fair in their rules or judgments and you are not able or allowed to express your true self.

When a jailer sets you free in a dream consider areas of your own life that you can let go. Sometimes this is your own feelings being freed and allowing yourself the freedom to forgive and move on. This can be represented at the end of a long battle such as something to do with the courts and you are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief and move on with your life.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Feeling intense guilt.
  • Repressed feelings of shame.
  • Being unhappy with someone.
  • Feeling like you have been wronged.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a jailer

Sad. Trapped. Caught. Guilty. Poor. Wretched. Confused. Accused. Lied To. Angry. Bitter. Aggressive. Mean. Accusatory. Determined. Blame. Challenged.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012