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 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.
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.
THE number of life-sentence prisoners let out of jail on parole has more than tripled in the past nine years.