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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It then takes the viewer on a journey for clemency from his life prison sentence and returning to the ring on his quest to become World Champ.
He was found guilty at his trial at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 23, 2017, and given a whole life prison sentence. The Appeal Court upheld the decision on May 11, 2018.
In 2018, Trump granted a reprieve--commuting a life prison sentence to time served - to Memphian Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old African-American first-time, non-violent drug offender, who already served 21 years in prison.
The decision to uphold Sheikh Ali Salman's conviction and life prison sentence following an unfair trial highlights the authorities' determination to silence critical voices," Samah Hadid, Amnesty International's Middle East director of campaigns, said.
He faces a life prison sentence if convicted, while two other men who allegedly received the drugs shipment on his behalf have also been charged with attempted smuggling and sailing in a restricted area.
Judge Andrew Lees told him that the trial had heard the "most disturbing allegations", adding: "It is inevitable that you will receive a very lengthy prison sentence and there will be a consideration of a life prison sentence." He will be sentenced on June 28.
Instead, Santiago agreed to a life prison sentence plus 120 years.
Contrastingly, offenders who are given a natural life prison sentence will live the rest of their life in a jail cell, until the day that they die.
A federal appeals court upheld Moussaoui's conviction in 2010 and he is serving a life prison sentence at the Supermax federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado.
Also, the pardon includes the former dean of the Faculty of Dawah (Inviting to Islam) at Al-Azhar University, Abdullah Barakat, who was serving a life prison sentence for being accused in the case known as "cutting Qalyub Road" during demonstrations after the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Mandela became global leader while serving a life prison sentence for opposing South Africa's apartheid, and later for his determined pursuit of reconciliation
Dennis Ross, former President Bill Clinton's chief advisor for the Oslo Accords, has written in his new book that he advised Clinton to keep Jonathan Pollard in jail as political barter even though he thought his life prison sentence was not justified.