To dream that you are a captive, denotes that you may have treachery to deal with, and if you cannot escape, that injury and misfortune will befall you.
To dream of taking any one captive, you will join yourself to pursuits and persons of lowest status.
For a young woman to dream that she is a captive, denotes that she will have a husband who will be jealous of her confidence in others; or she may be censured for her indiscretion. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of being held captive by somebody indicates a psychic imbalance that may be causing emotional powerlessness. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses may help in a current crisis. Dreaming of holding another captive is a reminder from your unconscious that you have no true control over others and letting go feels better for everyone.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a captive express your control issues or your fear of being controlled by a person, job or situation. This dream is helping you to vent out and process through the victim/perpetrator polarities within you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Many emotions, anxieties, moods or ideas captivate’ us, or act as means of denying free expression to our own talents, sexuality or well being. Fear of illness might stop us going on holiday, thoughts that only the pnvileged can make it in business might stop us developing ideas we have. In this sense we, or areas of our potential, can be imprisoned or made captive. Using dream processing and the allied methods can help to define what is restraining us and find freedom from such restraints. See imprisoned; wolf under animals; cage, cell; escape; holding; trapped. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: If you dream you are in prison: if you are married, it means you are dissatisfied. You feel locked up in your relationship or removed from real life. Visiting someone in prison means either a very bad conscience or deep regret over past actions.
If you are released from prison: a new phase in your life is beginning. Seeing a prison: somebody is offering you something “uninviting.*
Depth Psychology: Dreams about prison are usually a sign of fear about an emotionally intense relationship. Maybe your personal growth is hindered and you want to do something about it quickly (like “breaking out”)! If you are the one imprisoned, it might be an indication that you have guilt feelings—justified or not.... Dreamers Dictionary
See Prison. Strong guilt feelings, to the point of feeling unconscious restriction. But by recognizing this feeling of apprehension and imprisonment in the dream, you can change it. Often this dream image is about recognizing that it is not necessary to punish yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia