Just looking for a word that defines being jailed for something that you didn't do, or that someone framed you for.


Being detained wrongfully is "false imprisonment". Not sure if that meets your requirement of having to be framed.

  • False imprisonment could also be when others restrain someone's movement, according to Cornell Law: "False imprisonment is an act punishable under criminal law as well as under tort law. Under tort law, it is classified as an intentional tort. A a person commits false imprisonment when he commits an act of restraint on another person which confines that person in a bounded area. "link. Also, being jailed implies that there has been some sort of trial (in most countries) (in which case I don't think there would be a false imprisonment) – JJ for Transparency and Monica Mar 19 '18 at 12:57
  • @JJJ Yeah, I know it's a very broad term and probably not what the questioner needed. In my state it is/was the crime of kidnapping also. – Zebrafish Mar 19 '18 at 13:01

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