life imprisonment

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life imprisonment

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(Law) (in Britain) an indeterminate sentence always given for murder and as a maximum sentence in several other crimes. There is no remission, although the Home Secretary may order the prisoner's release on licence
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Noun1.life imprisonment - a sentence of imprisonment until deathlife imprisonment - a sentence of imprisonment until death
captivity, immurement, incarceration, imprisonment - the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
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One prison, which is not identified, changed its paperwork for releasing life-sentence prisoners on temporary licence so the section dealing with risk of harm to others wa that s removed to "simplify the process", prison and probation inspectors said.
One unidentified prison changed its paperwork for releasing life-sentence prisoners on temporary licence so the section dealing with risk of harm to others was removed to "simplify the process", prison and probation inspectors said.
THE number of life-sentence prisoners has more than doubled in eight years, statistics revealed yesterday.