Life imprisonment

any sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime under which the convicted person is to remain in prison for the rest of their life or until paroled

Life imprisonment is a term used for a sentence of imprisonment. The effect of such a sentence is different in each jurisdiction. Life in prison is known by others as a humane alternative to the death penalty for the most serious crimes such as murder, terrorism, etc. A formerly used form of life imprisonment was Immurement.

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