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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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His barrister, Jason Pitter, said the life term was not necessary, noting that Higgins had no previous convictions for serious violence.
The court gave its decision after the Election Commission asked the judicial body that there should be a life term ban on convicted parliamentarians and MLAs from contesting elections.
The Court of Criminal Appeal found that while offences were extremely serious, they were not so exceptional as to warrant a life term.
Australian authorities have detained about 46 of them, giving them life terms on allegations that they are Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres.
The shameless brute, who is serving two life terms for her kidnap and murder, has been transferred from London's Belmarsh prison after threats from inmates, and is now in Wakefield jail, West Yorkshire.
The panel comprising Presiding Judge Abdullah Al Salami and Mohammed Abu Helw and Hassan Othman reduced their life terms to 10 years in prison.
Discretionary life terms were used only rarely, he said, and when the defendant's mental condition was such as to make them a continuing threat to the public.
The life term completed by Aslam would stand where, he remarked.
New York, June 16 (ANI): A convict, who is serving life term, has claimed that he shot Tupac Shakur in 1994 during the 'East-West' war that had defined hip-hop culture.
A WOMAN prisoner who tried to kill three fellow inmates was given her fourth life term yesterday for attempting to strangle a guard with a shoelace.
Summary: DUBAI u An inmate at Central Prison, who has been serving a life term for C arson, was on Sunday sentenced to an additional seven-year term for C setting his blanket on fire and damaging his cell.
Mohammad Tariq on Friday handed down capital punishment and life term to two accused of a murder case of Katha Saghral police station.