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  iCorrection.com -- Life imprisonment
Life imprisonment is a term used for a particular kind of sentence of imprisonment.
In Finland, life imprisonment is a sentence of theoretically indeterminate length.
In Sweden, life imprisonment is a sentence of indeterminate length.
www.icorrection.com /life.html   (1286 words)

  
 rediff.com:Life imprisonment is for life: SC
Life imprisonment is for life: SC Clearing a major misconception, the Supreme Court has held that the law does not confer any right on a person serving a sentence for life to be released from prison after 20 years of incarceration.
"A sentence of imprisonment for life means a sentence for the entire life of the prisoner unless the appropriate government chooses to exercise its discretion to remit either the whole or part of the sentence," a bench of Justice S Rajendra Babu and Justice S N Phukan has said.
Four persons convicted for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment approached the Supreme Court as their prayer for premature release was rejected by the West Bengal government even after they had been imprisoned for over 24 years, including the periods of remission.
www.rediff.com /news/2001/mar/18life.htm   (475 words)

  
 Life imprisonment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Life imprisonment is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, the length of which varies between jurisdictions; many countries have a maximum possible period of time a prisoner may be incarcerated, or require the possibility of parole after a set amount of time.
A life sentence theoretically means until death and the prisoner is not eligible for parole, however he is entitled to a pardoning hearing after 12 years and upon motion of the minister of justice, the Danish King or Queen may grant a pardon, on condition of a 5 years probation.
Life imprisonment means that the offender will be under supervision, whether in prison or in the community, for the rest of his or her life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Life_imprisonment   (3083 words)

  
 life imprisonment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sentencing children to life imprisonment without the possibility of release or a denial of all possibility of rehabilitation and reintegration is specifically prohibited by international law.
Life imprisonment as a sanction for the commission of a criminal offence is one of the most drastic penal sanctions that can be imposed on convicted offenders.
The effect of a sentence of life imprisonment is that the life sentence transfers the sentencing function from the judiciary to the executive.
www.cyc-net.org /cyc-online/cycol-0803-lifeimprisonment.html   (3101 words)

  
 life definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
life imprisonment: a sentence of life imprisonment (informal)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, a biography (1791) by Scottish writer James Boswell.
Generally considered the finest biography in the English language, it is a rounded, revealing, and respectful portrait of one of the great scholars of the day.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/life.html   (456 words)

  
 Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prisons are conventionally institutions which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.
A literal case is where a murderer is punished with the death penalty, the argument being "justice demands a life for a life".
When long term imprisonment is used in such societies, it may be a virtual death sentence, as the lack of food, sanitation, and medical care causes widespread disease and death, in such prisons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imprisonment   (3887 words)

  
 Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For a life felony committed prior to October 1, 1983, by a term of imprisonment for life or for a term of years not less than 30.
For a life felony committed on or after October 1, 1983, by a term of imprisonment for life or by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 40 years.
A split sentence that is a term of not less than 25 years' imprisonment and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation or community control for the remainder of the person's natural life, as provided in s.
www.leg.state.fl.us /Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0775/Sec082.HTM   (1062 words)

  
 How Long is Life Imprisonment - PoliceWorld.net Forums
In the Northern Territory of Australia, Life Imprisonment means "for the term of their natural life".
This is a case of a convicted murderer (life sentence) who transferred from interstate to the Nothern Territory.
When criminals are released on life licence can be recalled if further offences are committed, little comfort for the victims of the crime and the victims of the crimes he/she will commit post release.
www.policeworld.net /vb/showthread.php?t=231   (571 words)

  
 Ephilosopher :: Philosophical Ethics Forum :: Is life imprisonment really any different to an execution?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To me, it seems that all life imprisonment is is a very long method of execution, and it's probably all the more painful for it.
To quote your original post, "it seems that all life imprisonment is is a very long method of execution, and it's probably all the more painful for it." If the person does have a chance of changing for the better, imprisonment should be a learning curve for them.
Imprisoning them is wrong as well, because they can kill more people inside the prison, they can escape and kill more people or be paroled because hey, they are getting old and so not really a danger any more, and oops, it happens again...
www.ephilosopher.com /phpBB_14-action-viewtopic-topic-3450.html   (4216 words)

  
 Laws, Acts, and Legislation
If the trial jury recommends that the offender be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, life imprisonment with parole eligibility after serving twenty-five full years of imprisonment, or life imprisonment with parole eligibility after serving thirty full years of imprisonment, the court shall impose the sentence recommended by the jury upon the offender.
If the sentence is a sentence of life imprisonment without parole imposed under division (D)(2)(b) of this section, the sentence shall be served pursuant to section 2971.03 of the Revised Code.
For cases in which a sentence of death is imposed for an offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, the court or panel shall file the opinion required to be prepared by this division with the clerk of the supreme court within fifteen days after the court or panel imposes sentence.
www.legislature.state.oh.us /bills.cfm?ID=125_HB_184   (1922 words)

  
 Choice of life imprisonment or death
Life imprisonment is a far more cruel punishment than a quick merciful death.
Therefore, I would advocate that a person convicted of a captal crime be given the choice of life imprisonment or a quick merciful death.
I agree with Patrick Henry who said, "Give me liberty or give me death!" A life without quality in a prison cell is a life not worth living.
www.truthtree.com /Cap-Pun/posts/214.html   (252 words)

  
 T.P.I. -- CRIM. 7.04(a) - FIXING PUNISHMENT OF DEATH OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF ...
Tennessee law provides that a person convicted of murder in the first degree shall be punished by death, by imprisonment for life without possibility of parole, or by imprisonment for life.
A defendant who receives a sentence of imprisonment for life shall not be eligible for parole consideration until the defendant has served at least twenty-five (25) full calendar years of such sentence.
In choosing between the sentences of imprisonment for life without possibility of parole and imprisonment for life, you shall weigh and consider the statutory aggravating circumstance or circumstances proven by the state beyond a reasonable doubt and any mitigating circumstance or circumstances.
www.jesbeard.com /tpi7_04(a).htm   (2002 words)

  
 CRIMES OF COUNTER-REVOLUTION
Whoever colludes with foreign states in plotting to harm the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of the motherland is to be sentenced to life imprisonment or not less than ten years of fixed-term imprisonment.
Whoever plots to subvert the government or dismember the state is to be sentenced to life imprisonment or not less than ten years of fixed- term imprisonment.
Ringleaders in armed mass rebellion or others involved whose crimes are monstrous are to be sentenced to life imprisonment or not less than ten years of fixed-term imprisonment; other active participants are to be sentenced to not less than three years and not more than ten years of fixed-term imprisonment.
www.fas.org /irp/world/china/docs/counter.htm   (603 words)

  
 GALLUP POLL: Public Divided Between Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment Without Parole
When Americans are not presented with life imprisonment as an alternative, about 7 in 10 support the death penalty.
Support for life imprisonment instead of the death penalty has been higher over the past several years than it was from 1985 to 2000.
Typically during that time, about a third or more Americans preferred life imprisonment as a penalty for murder, but in the past four years, the percentage has varied in the low- to mid-40% range.
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org /article.php?scid=23&did=1029   (1174 words)

  
 The Hindu : Open Page : Life imprisonment and powers of remission
Union of India and Others, the Supreme Court, relying on Gopal Vinayak Godse's case, reiterated that life imprisonment was to be understood as imprisonment for life, subject to the remission powers of the executive.
That life imprisonment means imprisonment for life has been pronounced by the Supreme Court periodically in a number of cases over the years.
The court clarified that "[A]ny direction which will require an accused to undergo such imprisonment as will be specified by a court, if it is more than 14 years, is bound to trench upon the powers of the executive specifically bestowed upon it under Sections 432 and 433" (Madhav Shankar Sonawane v.
www.hindu.com /op/2005/10/09/stories/2005100901211400.htm   (676 words)

  
 All night drinking spree led to murder and life imprisonment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On February 3 in passing a sentence of life imprisonment on convicted murderer ‘Alekisanita ‘Ake, the Chief Justice Robin Webster quashed a submission by the defence that a lesser imprisonment sentence could be imposed.
The choice was between a death penalty or life imprisonment.
"You are a young man with your life before you and a life sentence will last a very long time," said the Chief Justice, who also noted that if ‘Alekisanita's conduct in prison remained good and he avoided further violence, he should be considered for parole or release on licence after serving 10-15 years.
www.matangitonga.to /article/tonganews/courts/lifeimprison100206.shtml   (556 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Can society justify life-long imprisonment?
Sentencing murderer David Bieber to life imprisonment, Mr Justice Moses said he showed "no remorse or understanding of the brutality" of his crime.
Bieber, who shot and killed a police officer as he begged for his life, was given a whole-life tariff making it almost certain he will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Mr Brennan said when the death penalty was abolished in 1969, life sentences were supposed to mean imprisonment for the rest of your life.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4066947.stm   (785 words)

  
 LIFE
Unfortunately for Ray and Claude, the job is the beginning of a series of events which will drastically alter the course of their lives.
It is while the boys are on a bootlegging run smuggling Mississippi’s finest hooch for Spanky that they are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at a Mississippi State Prison.
Their dreams of life in pin-striped suits are replaced with a permanent future in striped prison uniforms.
www.lifemovie.com /story.html   (292 words)

  
 LarraƱaga's death sentence commuted to life imprisonment
Crime victims in the Philippines were shocked on Sunday while death row inmates rejoiced after President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said she would commute death sentences to life imprisonment - a move that could save about 12-hundred convicts, including al-Qaida-linked militants.
The inmate is also in the list of prisoners whose death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment.
She has tried to woo influential Catholic bishops, who have lamented the crisis under her rule, condemned her policy of liberalising the mining industry and criticised a plan by her supporters to change the Constitution.
www.eitb24.com /portal/eitb24/noticia/en/life/ltpgtforeign-ministrys-confirmationlt-pgt-larranagas-death-senten?itemId=D25583&cl=/eitb24/sociedad&idioma=en   (320 words)

  
 PETITION -- HOUSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whoever commits any offense described in this section while being armed with a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine-gun or assault weapon, shall be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 15 years or any term of years or life imprisonment.
Whoever commits a second or subsequent such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life without parole.
Whoever commits any offense described in this section while armed with a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or assault weapon shall be sentenced to the state prison be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than seventeen years or any term of years, or life imprisonment.
www.mass.gov /legis/bills/house/ht00/ht00610.htm   (399 words)

  
 HM Prison Service - Life Sentenced Prisoners
Every life sentenced prisoner or offender sentenced to IPP has to serve a minimum term of imprisonment to act as a deterrent and for retribution.
After tariff expiry, a life sentence prisoner or those sentenced to IPP may be released if the Parole Board is satisfied that release is compatible with public protection.
On release offenders with an IPP sentence will be subject to supervisoin on licence but in contrast to life licensees they can apply to the Parole Board to have their licence cancelled after 10 years (and at yearly intervals thereafter).
www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk /adviceandsupport/prison_life/lifesentencedprisoners   (646 words)

  
 RIA Novosti - Russia - Life imprisonment could be introduced for drug dealing - Russian official
Life imprisonment could be introduced for drug dealing - Russian official
MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - Life imprisonment could be introduced for drug distribution in Russia, a senior narcotics police official said Thursday.
The distribution of narcotic substances is currently punished by up to 20 years in prison, and Colonel General Vladimir Zubrin, deputy head of the service, does not rule out that life imprisonment could be imposed in the future for the sale of large quantities.
en.rian.ru /russia/20061005/54548233.html   (286 words)

  
 The Analyst Newspaper : Liberia : 2006
A man identified as Lawrence Matadi, who was arrested and charged with the crime of murder by the Liberia National Police and later forwarded to court, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Criminal Court “A” Judge Boimah Kontoe, after been convicted through court proceedings.
Before the ruling by the court out of the concurrence with the jury, both counselors for prosecution and defendant had argued on law and facts in order to convince both jury and the judge as is normally the case in such proceedings.
However, the sentence to life imprisonment of suspect Matadi by Criminal Court “A,” according to the prosecution represented by Cllr.
www.analystliberia.com /man_faces_life_imprisonment_oct16.html   (464 words)

  
 Barnett v. State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While counts 1, 19, 21 and 36, which are all class C felonies, will carry the ordinary terms of imprisonment of an indeterminate term of five years to run concurrent to the life term imposed for the class A felonies.
Because a sentence of one life term for multiple offenses would have been illegal, the only way the circuit court could have given Barnett what he bargained for was to impose a life term for each class A offense he was convicted of and then run each life term concurrently.
In such a case, Barnett would face the possibility of a maximum sentence of 610 years of imprisonment, or twenty-seven life sentences, with the possibility of parole in 140 years.
www.hawaii.gov /jud/19913.htm   (6491 words)

  
 Another Trick by Prosecutors to Gain Death Penalty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
don't require that a sentencing phase jury, deciding between the death penalty and life imprisonment, be told that the life imprisonment option is without the possibility of parole, if such is the case.
Juries given the option of imposing life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, studies show, are less likely to impose the death sentence.
That is not true when life imprisonment does carry the possibility of parole.
www.therationalradical.com /dsep02/01/death-penalty.htm   (725 words)

  
 Editorial: Death, or life imprisonment?
He left a promising career in academia to live a subsistence life in a squalid cabin in the Montana wilderness.
But the trial is seen by most as a desperate effort to save his life.
If Theodore Kaczynski is convicted and his life spared, it will not be because of sympathy for the demented, unapologetic terrorist, but on account of the anguished brother who turned him in.
www.unabombertrial.com /archive/1997/111297.03.html   (384 words)

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