Dreaming of imprisonment is very common, and rarely if ever represents actual imprisonment in your daily life. If you lead a high risk lifestyle and dream of prison, then there is a slight chance that your dream is sending you a very strong warning signal. On the other hand, if you do not have a high risk lifestyle, the dream is simply a message about another area of imprisonment in your life. Are you feeling trapped in a relationship? Are you feeling trapped in a job? Do you want to get away from some area of your life for a long time?
Imprisonment in your dream often suggests that you need to take a step back from the situation at hand, and truly assess what is holding you back. How serious the situation is will unfold in your dream, or be revealed to you by the feelings that accompany the imprisonment. Do you need a simple and short break from a situation? Or do you need a life sentence away from someone or some thing?
The best thing to do when you experience this dream symbol is to take stock of what it is in your life that you are feeling trapped by, or feeling held down by, and make the steps to change those outdated patterns and belief systems. It can be a scary thing, but often times when we take control of the things that are holding us captive, and let them go, new beginnings and new miracles are born as a result.