Janis Cox- I think the message you get is not curation jail.
The curation jail message is:
Our curators were not able to review this story for distribution in topics due to high volume. This story will still be shared with followers.
Go to Casey Botticello’s profile. He is very informative with the ins and outs of Medium. Here is one of his articles about curation jail
Hope that helps! Hang in there. -Emme