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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 only exception to this is when a life sentence is passed with a 'whole life order' which means the offender will spend the rest of their life in prison, but these orders are only used in the most serious cases, such as the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and child killer Rose West.
Life sentence, the statement stated, is a 99-year-prison-term that the Israeli occupation imposes on Palestinian prisoners who are accused of killing Israeli settlers or soldiers.
Eucalan was sentenced to death in 1999, but his punishment was reduced to a life sentence when Turkey abolished the death penalty.
The laws apply to both inmates sentenced as juveniles to life sentences or sentences were effectively life sentences.
Article 45 of Law No 43 of 1992 on Regulating Punitive and Reformative Establishments, states that a prisoner who has completed 15 years of a life sentence is entitled to file a special petition asking to be released from prison.
The 101 accused who were not given life sentences were handed sentences that ranged between three and seven years.
Life sentences can be handed to offenders for a range of offences including murder, manslaughter and rape.
The resulting 112-year sentence may be what legal experts call a "virtual life sentence," but the Supreme Court's ruling focused on mandatory life sentences, not their virtual counterparts.
A conman with an "insatiable thirst" for money is facing four life sentences for the cold-blooded "execution" of his parents to collect his Au230,000 inheritance.
The jury was told all three defendants were convicted murderers serving life sentences, but not the details of their previous crimes.
Pennsylvania leads the nation with 345 juveniles serving life sentences without parole.
20) Then this note will turn to the efforts of the South Dakota Supreme Court to apply proportionality tests to various situations, including life sentences and consecutive sentences.

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