life imprisonment

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life imprisonment

a sentence of incarceration for a lengthy time. In some states ‘life’ may mean ‘whole life.’ Mostly there are provisions for a minimum term or for parole or for pardon or some combination. In the UK the sentencing judge will specify the time to be served without parole and there have been some ‘whole life’ cases. If released on parole the prisoner is on licence and maybe recalled to serve the rest of the sentence if there is further offending.
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This is one case where life behind bars should mean exactly that.
A BRUTAL thug who murdered a 64-year-old grandad in a barbaric attack with the victim's walking stick is facing life behind bars.
KILLER Mark Bridger has launched a legal bid to overturn a ruling that he must spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering April Jones.
A MIDLAND man is facing life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering his baby son, his estranged wife and her dad by setting fire to their home.
A MOTHER of two has chosen to live her life behind bars - because it's the only way she feels her home is safe.
A WICKED killer was facing life behind bars last night after murdering his first wife and attempting to kill his second in plots to pocket almost pounds 1m in insurance payouts.
A QUANTITY surveyor is facing life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering a man who went to the aid of two girls.
Reddin was sentenced to life behind bars in September 2003 for the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend Niamh Murphy.
The 55-year-old, of Eastbourne Avenue, Shipcote, Gateshead, is today starting life behind bars.
PETER Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, will have his plea not to have to spend the rest of his life behind bars considered by the courts this summer.
Then, salt is rubbed into the gaping wounds of their grief-stricken relatives, as the Judge suggested the killers did not deserve to spend life behind bars.
What matters most is that Garcia is no longer a free man, and that, if found guilty, he will rightly spend his life behind bars.