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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As a result of the offence, Mullen has been recalled to prison to continue serving his indeterminate sentence - and it will be up to the Parole Board to decide when he is released.
The stark contrast in consequences between those serving determinate sentences and those serving indeterminate sentences does more than just create tension among inmates.
Fellow paedophile Angela Allen, 39, got an indeterminate sentence and could be eligible for parole in five years.
A judge gave Adam Gall an indeterminate sentence for public protection after hearing how he gained a thrill out of inflicting fear against women and girls in Hastings, East Sussex.
Darren Douglas | Dunn was serving an indeterminate sentence following a conviction for GBH with intent in Burnley.
Wheatley, who was given 13 life sentences in 2002 for a series of brutal raids on banks, is one of more than 1,200 open prison inmates serving an indeterminate sentence.
He was given an indeterminate sentence in May 2007 for public protection with a minimum of three years for a robbery in Middlesbrough in January 2007.
Andrew Farndon, 27, formerly of Foleshill, arranged to escape while he was serving an indeterminate sentence for a horrific hammer attack in Coventry city centre.
PS50m Possible cost of compensation to prisoners 6,017 Prisoners currently serving an indeterminate sentence
A PRISONER serving an indeterminate sentence for the protection of the public was on the run last night after two prison officers were threatened at gunpoint, sources said.
Like Owen, she was handed an indeterminate sentence with a minimum of five years, which means the parole board has the power to decide when she, too, is set free.
Summary: The UK's 'most prolific' paedophile has been given an indeterminate sentence.