This plugins adds Jail to your minecraft server. Admins can define several jails and then jail/unjail people or jail them on time basis. Plugin also offers wide variety of protections, so players won't escape out of your jail.


  • Jail online and offline players
  • Wide variety of protections to prevent escaping or simply to create more interesting escape route on role play server.
  • Protection penalties (increase jail sentence if player is not behaving well)
  • Guards that will kill player if he tries to escape
  • Data is stored in either SQLite or MySQL.
  • Supports multiple worlds
  • Jailing without commands via item
  • Supports escaping for role play servers.
  • Allows players to vote a player to be jailed

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Video Tutorials Configuration ( Protections | Guards | JailStick | JailPay | MySQL | Miscellaneous )
Permission nodes
API guide ( Javadocs )


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How can I help?

There are many ways you can help this plugin to continue to grow:

  • Report any bugs you find by submitting a ticket.
  • Suggesting ideas of things you would like to see in the plugin
  • Telling people about the plugin so more ideas and bugs will be reported
  • Donating to the project (top right of the screen) to help keep it alive
  • Voting in polls on the main project page


  • Tkelly for major part of SQL connectivity
  • Hidendra for a good way to update SQL database
  • CuteLord for help with testing and update videos.
  • DeadIntermediate for help with testing and ticket management.
  • lightmaster for reporting a lot of bugs, testing, and helping with tickets.

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  • Avatar of uSoc_lifehome uSoc_lifehome Apr 16, 2014 at 11:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry to be noob, but is Jail considered the UUID change?

    BFAK:90737389,0151cc4e8e2581d2ce7e224a27805a6704fab1bfbd04ee89045c4d53188b586b The heartbreaking feeling isn't that bad, but it tortures me... continuously...

  • Avatar of darrenstraight darrenstraight Apr 15, 2014 at 21:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @graywolf336: Go

    Currently using sqlite not mysql, but you got me thinking about the database, so I did some tests:

    1. Deleted the Jail folder and let the plugin recreate the config files/database, then proceeded to create a new jail. I did not try jailing anyone. This caused no TPS problems at all.

    2. Used my original jail database (with players in it) and jail config files, but this time I used SQLite Database browser and removed all player records. I loaded up the server. I did not try jailing anyone. This caused no TPS problems at all. 3. Using the database from my previous step, for every time I jailed someone the TPS decreased. 4. Using the same database again I deleted records leaving only 5 players in jail, TPS with 5. was at 20, I started to add players, between 10-15 players TPS decreased again.

    6. Finally I deleted the database and config files one more time and created a new jail but this time adding players, even though this was a fresh jail database/config files once I started getting over 10 jailed players the TPS started to drop dramatically.

    This has been tested both on a local and hosted server.

    My jail sqlite database had 30 players in it on the live server before I removed the plugin as it was making play unbearable, now I know the issue seems to get worse with the more players you have I will have a cleanup, however there hasent been any changes in amount of players jailed between 1.7.5 and 1.7.8 - it was working fine on 1.7.5.

    I will do some more testing tomorrow.

    Thanks, Darren

  • Avatar of graywolf336 graywolf336 Apr 15, 2014 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @darrenstraight: Go

    As the current version with mysql runs sync, that could indicate an issue with the connection to the mysql servers.

  • Avatar of darrenstraight darrenstraight Apr 15, 2014 at 19:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Was having severe lag issues earlier with the latest build of craftbukkit/spigot for Minecraft 1.7.8.

    TPS Started at 20 then after a few minutes it dropped down to around 12 to 9.

    Thanks to bukkits plugin-profiling option and the "/timings paste" command I was able to find out that it was the Jail plugin that was causing the problem, remove this with or without other plugins and my TPS was between 20 - 19.

    Timing data evidence: http://aikar.co/timings.php?url=7256800 http://aikar.co/timings.php?url=7257064

  • Avatar of skipeeto0 skipeeto0 Apr 09, 2014 at 23:16 UTC - 0 likes

    So after setting up jail sticks, this plugin no longer works. If I type any commands nothing happens at all. Doesn't even say the "This isn't a command type /help" thing. With the exception of /jail. But rather than it saying the whole /jail [playername] j:jail name c:cell name r:reason [time] it says /jail [player name] (time) jail name:cell name (reason). And when using either format, nothing happens. Please help. I didn't have this problem until I set up some jail sticks.

  • Avatar of graywolf336 graywolf336 Apr 05, 2014 at 16:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @phillipkdick: Go

    Please open a ticket about it with a pastebin of your code...

  • Avatar of phillipkdick phillipkdick Apr 05, 2014 at 14:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, i can fix the last fail, but now, when execute the plugin and test it, have this error in consolé, and no send anybody to the jail

    at me.nerubian.palitoMolon.main.frisk(main.java:244) [?:?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [?:1.7.0_25] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57) [?:1.7.0_25] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) [?:1.7.0_25] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606) [?:1.7.0_25]


i research a little but i dont know why happend this, the code is the next:


241 String playerName = victim.getName();

    242 int time = 500;

    243 String reason = "A la carcel!";

    244 jail.jailPlayer(playerName, time, null, reason);


i have a warning in 244 line ( The method jailPlayer(String, int, String, String) from the type JailAPI is deprecated)

    you can helpme o that is new wrong?


    Last edited Apr 05, 2014 by phillipkdick
  • Avatar of graywolf336 graywolf336 Apr 04, 2014 at 05:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @phillipkdick: Go Please go read Step #3 again on that api page, it says to cast and then get something else. You need to do the following:

    jail = ((Jail) plugin).API;

    Because that gets the instance of the API class and not the main jail class.

  • Avatar of phillipkdick phillipkdick Apr 03, 2014 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! in http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/jail/pages/api-guide/

    im watch that in the 3 point of acess to api, have a wrong. Should be this:

    jail = (JailAPI) plugin;

    to try plugin cast to type jailAPI but, when you put the machine on, i have a wrong with the cast

    Error occurred while enabling friskStick v1.0 (Is it up to date?) java.lang.ClassCastException: com.matejdro.bukkit.jail.Jail cannot be cast to com.matejdro.bukkit.jail.JailAPI

    you could help me?


  • Avatar of graywolf336 graywolf336 Apr 02, 2014 at 01:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @pilvimaa: Go

    Beta 1, imagine it will be a couple more weeks. If you want to help test it you can, feel free to message me.


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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