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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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'When we don't know how long a person is going to live, how can we halve a life sentence,' the chief justice wondered.
'A life sentence means that a person will have to live in prison for as long as that person is alive,' he said.
Over 75 per cent of the candidates are on life sentence and we are happy that the prisoners have embraced education,' he said.
Hogan's executive order has the force of law and "attempts to bridge the gap between the unfettered discretion that the legislature has given to the governor with respect to parole of inmates serving life sentences and the requirements of the Eighth Amendment as to juvenile offenders," Judge Robert N.
Among the suspects receiving life sentences were former air force chief of staff lieutenant general Hasan Hussein Demiraslan and ex-Aegean army command chief of staff major general Memduh Hakbilen.
Such a move would be generally welcomed as would a decision to make sure Mark Nash's life sentence means just that.
Offenders who are handed life sentences will be subject to these sentences for the rest of their lives, but that does not mean they will die in jail.
Dixie's previous life sentence meant he was not eligible for parole until 2040, when he will be 69, and the new sentence means it will be another four years until he has a chance of being freed.
According to the statement, this is the eighth life sentence that has been issued against Palestinian prisoners this year.
shock and disappointment over the suspension of the life sentences awarded to the troops involved in Machil fake encounter.
EuztE-rk asserted that the ECtHR reviewed Eucalan's request and made a decision urging Turkey to amend the law governing house arrest for convicts serving life sentences and in line with the ECtHR's ruling.

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