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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Badie has faced numerous trials and has accumulated two death sentences and five sentences to life in prison in separate cases, which still may be appealed, Reuters reported.
If found guilty of any of the gun charges, he could be sentenced to life in prison under a federal "armed career criminal" law.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 May 2017: Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was sentenced to life in prison, while 21 others were acquitted Monday in the retrial of "Rabaa operation room" case.