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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Jose ``Pepe'' Castillo pleaded guilty to the murder but is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his conviction in the 1998 murder of a Santa Paula store owner.
Their adopted son, Jeremy Strohmeyer, is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted in Nevada of sexually assaulting and strangling 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson of Los Angeles on May 25, 1997.
VENTURA - Facing the prospect of a life sentence without the possibility of parole if convicted of strangling a 14-year-old girl, David Ramiro Alvarez will not be charged for what authorities said was an attack on a fellow county jail inmate last month.

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