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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Abu Hamza had alleged that he faced inhumane and degrading treatment if imprisoned for life without possibility of parole. The other four men said that they faced an inhumane regime of solitary confinement in a special "supermax" prison.
Under Oregon law, each man faces a potential sentence of life without possibility of parole or life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years if convicted of aggravated murder.
"More than 1.5 percent of the necessary budget cuts can be realized this year -- and every year -- by abolishing the death penalty and relying on sentences of life without possibility of parole," said Sandra Manning, the group's chairperson.