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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Someone capable of such a cold-blooded murder truly deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Sean Mercer, 18, is serving life behind bars for murdering 11-year-old Rhys, while his mother, Janette, 49, was sentenced to two years for lying to police.
Derek Evans was sentenced to life behind bars for the brutal killing of his estrangedwife Donna Marie.
A NOTORIOUS loyalist killer who tried to kill senior Sinn Fein members in a one-man attack on the Northern Ireland Assembly was finding out today if he is to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Michael Stone, 53, was found guilty of attempting to murder Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness in a bizarre armed raid at Stormont.
Sometimes prisoners deliberately break the law so that they can be locked up because life behind bars is better than life outside prison.
AS David, below, struggles to adjust to life behind bars, it's business as usual for the rest of the Weatherfield regulars.
Michael Aspinall, defending, told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Angell had been addicted to drugs for 25 years and he had spent much of his adult life behind bars.
People who use the stimulant will face up to seven years in jail and an unlimited fine, while dealers could get life behind bars.
Two are so chuffed with their treatment at a Midland jail that they are bragging about their easy life behind bars to supporters.
Godfrey, who has spent most of his adult life behind bars since committing a string of violent sex attacks, came to Australia from Hertfordshire with his family as a 27-year-old in 1972 but never gained citizenship.
The pair were told they face life behind bars and will be sentenced in the new year.
DAVID Cameron gets a taste of life behind bars yesterday...but sadly it was only a flying visit.