indefinite imprisonment

indefinite imprisonment
The punishment of imprisonment prescribed by a sentence for crime, the term of which is fixed or rendered calculable by neither the sentence nor statute. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 534. A sentence prescribing imprisonment until a fine, the amount of which is specified, is paid, does not prescribe an indefinite imprisonment, because, under it, there need be no imprisonment at all. Ex Parte Bryant, 24 Fla 278, 4 S 854. See indeterminate sentence.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • indefinite sentence — See indefinite imprisonment; indeterminate sentence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • imprisonment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ six months , ten years , etc. ▪ life ▪ indefinite ▪ false, unlawful (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • indefinite — adj. Indefinite is used with these nouns: ↑article, ↑detention, ↑duration, ↑future, ↑imprisonment, ↑leave, ↑number, ↑period, ↑postponement, ↑pronoun, ↑stay, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • History of life imprisonment — In the history of life imprisonment or life incarceration, where all or most of a person s remaining life is spent imprisoned, its purpose has chiefly been as an alternative to the death penalty or exile. The phrase life without parole is… …   Wikipedia

  • Life imprisonment — or life incarceration is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, often for most or even all of the criminal s remaining life, but in fact for a period which varies between jurisdictions: many countries have a maximum possible period of… …   Wikipedia

  • Life imprisonment in England and Wales — Criminal procedure Criminal trials and convictions …   Wikipedia

  • Detention (imprisonment) — Detention is the process when a state, government or citizen lawfully holds a person by removing their freedom of liberty at that time. This can be due to (pending) criminal charges being raised against the individual as part of a prosecution or… …   Wikipedia

  • February 26 Incident — 1st Lt. Niu Yoshitada and his company on February 26, 1936 …   Wikipedia

  • Apostasy in Islam — (Arabic: ارتداد, irtidād or ridda‎) is commonly defined in Islam as the rejection in word or deed of one s former religion (apostasy) by a person who was previously a follower of Islam. The Qur an itself does not prescribe any earthly punishment… …   Wikipedia

  • Adel Abdulhehim — Infobox WoT detainees subject name = Adel Abdulhehim image size = 220px image caption = Left to Right: Ahmed Adil, Adil Abdul Hakim, Abu Bakr Qassim date of birth = Birth date|1974|10|10 place of birth = Ghulja, China date of death = place of… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”