life imprisonment


: the punishment of being kept in a prison for the rest of one's life

Examples of life imprisonment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If convicted, Langstaff would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 All four were charged with committing a terror act, according to the court, and could face up to life imprisonment. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2024 The suspects, who are charged with committing a terrorist act and face possible life imprisonment, have been remanded into pre-trial detention through May 22 after appearing in court in Moscow on Sunday. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 25 Mar. 2024 The law targets political offenses like treason and insurrection with penalties as harsh as life imprisonment, giving officials more power to curb dissent. David Pierson, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Possible maximum penalties include life imprisonment. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 He was first imprisoned in 1974 for four murders in California, Oregon and Idaho and was initially sentenced to death, but had that lowered to life imprisonment in 1979, according to the Wall Street Journal. James Farrell, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Federal prosecutors, who highlighted Joly’s role in Haiti’s kidnapping scourge and the coordination of the abduction of the missionaries, are asking for life imprisonment and penalties between $50,000 and $500,000. Shirsho Dasgupta, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 Lai, who has pleaded not guilty, faces possible life imprisonment if convicted. Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 12 Jan. 2024

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“Life imprisonment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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