indeterminate sentence

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indeterminate sentence:

see paroleparole
, in criminal law, release from prison of a convict before the expiration of his term on condition that his activities be restricted and that he report regularly to an officer.
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; sentencesentence,
in criminal law, punishment that a court orders, imposed on a person convicted of criminal activity. Sentences typically consist of fines, corporal punishment, imprisonment for varying periods including life, or capital punishment, and sometimes combine two or more
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Bradley Beveridge, now 19, of Springbank Road, Anfield, received an indeterminate sentence with a minimum term of five years and six months.
He said he expected judges to hand down "tough" prison terms for those who would otherwise get indeterminate sentences, with no parole until they have served two-thirds of their term behind bars.
Judge John Reddihough sentenced Bryant to an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of seven years.
Owen won his appeal to have his indeterminate sentence changed to a fixed six-year term.
But at your counsel's wish I'm going to order a report and postpone sentencing because you are at risk of an indeterminate sentence.
CRIME: Neil Lovell was given an indeterminate sentence for attack on Dorothy McCulley, below HEROES: Clive and Barbara Chislett who went to the aid of a neighbour
He was serving an indeterminate sentence of at least four and a half years after being convicted at Carlisle Crown Court in January last year of raping a 13-year-old girl at a property in Kendal, Cumbria, in 2009 after promising her money for cigarettes and drink.
Summary: The leader of a national internet paedophile ring has been jailed with an indeterminate sentence, for a minimum term of nine years.
The judge said he had no doubt that Catterson was a very serious danger to children and he should get an indeterminate sentence, but he said Parliament had 'raised the bar' for such sentences.
In May an Old Bailey judge imposed an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection, with a minimum term of three years.
Jason Owen, 37, from Kent, who is behind bars for his part in the death of Baby P, won an appeal against his indeterminate sentence at the Court of Appeal in London today and a jail term of six years was imposed instead.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) ruled that Leanne Devenny, who was handed an indeterminate sentence for her crimes in September 2007, was treated appropriately by officers involved in her arrest, transportation, detention and questioning.