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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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.
Spreitzer was convicted of the murders of Linda Sutton, Shui Mak, Rose Davis, Sandra Delaware and Raphael Tiradao, and he is serving a natural life prison sentence with no possibility of parole.
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.
The suspect, Ihsas Khan, 22, was charged Sunday and faces a potential life prison sentence if convicted.
Ellis, 41, was yesterday handed a mandatory life prison sentence with a minimum of 26 years at Swansea Crown Court.
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.
The activist, who was arrested last April for his role in anti-government demonstrations that swept through his country, is protesting his life prison sentence.
A NOTORIOUS murderer who killed a teenager in Birmingham in the 1960s has died while serving his life prison sentence.
The guilty verdict on all counts, returned after five hours of deliberations, carried an automatic life prison sentence, but the five-member jury panel then decided that Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs, 26, would be eligible for parole in 8 1/2 years.
Her son Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, one of five co-accused, was also received life prison sentence.