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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13) Among the thirty-two states that have retained the punishment, some state legislatures have readily incorporated the trilogy's developmental framework into their juvenile life without parole sentencing schemes, (14) while others have yet to take any action at all.
The evidence in this case is sufficient to sustain the murder convictions; the State proved the aggravator beyond a reasonable doubt; and Indiana's life without parole statute is not unconstitutional.
Instead of putting prisoners to death, they should be given life without parole.
It barred the automatic imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles, not the imposition of life without parole sentences generally.
Jackson filed a state petition for habeas corpus arguing that a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a fourteen-year-old offender violated the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
inmates are serving sentences of life without parole for homicides they were convicted of when they were 14 or younger?
Human Rights Watch estimates that over 2,500 people in thirty-eight state and federal prisons are currently serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.
In Illinois, 100 people are now serving life without parole for crimes they committed when they were 17 or younger, according to the Illinois Coalition for Fair Sentencing of Children.
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