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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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A Harrisburg man received a virtual life prison sentence Wednesday for sexually abusing three young girls more than a decade ago.
A MAN who suffocated his wife after she asked him to help her die was starting a life prison sentence today.
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.
Ms Ramirez faces a mandatory life prison sentence without 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.
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.
A FORMER US marine who shot a policeman has won an appeal against his whole life prison sentence.
Last year Murdoch, who is serving at least 28 years behind bars, lost his final appeal against his conviction and life prison sentence.
Armin M could face a life prison sentence if convicted.
A PUB landlord and "terrorist of long standing" faces a life prison sentence after being convicted of conspiring to cause the Omagh bombing which killed 29 people.
Mazzaglia, who was convicted of killing and raping the University of New Hampshire student, received the mandatory life prison sentence without parole.
Last year Murdoch lost his final appeal against his conviction and life prison sentence.