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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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The activist, who was arrested last April for his role in anti-government demonstrations that swept through his country, is protesting his life prison sentence.
A NOTORIOUS murderer who killed a teenager in Birmingham in the 1960s has died while serving his life prison sentence.
He pleaded guilty and is serving a life prison sentence. (ANI)
O'Brien's life license for the 1982 murder of William Osu had been revoked and he is now required to serve the remainder of his life prison sentence.
He faces a life prison sentence without parole in the plea deal.
Nagai, 67, is serving a life prison sentence after receiving some 27 million yen in insurance money from the insurance policy he took out on the Takaharas and giving Fukushima 3 million yen as a reward.
Kray, 66, died of cancer 10 days ago, a month after being freed from a life prison sentence on compassionate grounds and 10 days after leaving the Norfolk & Norwich hospital.
Spreitzer was convicted of the murders of Linda Sutton, Shui Mak, Rose Davis, Sandra Delaware and Raphael Tiradao, and he is serving a natural life prison sentence with no possibility of parole.
PITTSBURGH -- A former medical researcher was sentenced Wednesday to a mandatory life prison sentence without possibility of parole in the cyanide poisoning death of his neurologist wife.
Murdoch is currently serving a life prison sentence in the Northern Territory.
Zazi now faces a life prison sentence without parole after pleading guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support to a foreign terror organization.
"Anyone caught committing this offence could be charged with intentionally endangering the safety of travelling passengers upon the railway which can warrant a maximum life prison sentence. "This is not a game, it was a serious incident.