What is imprisonment?

  • (noun): Putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Imprisonment is a legal term. It refers to the restraint of a person's liberty.

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Some articles on imprisonment:

Crimes Act 1961 - Selected Offences and Maximum Penalties
... Section of Act Offence Maximum penalty (imprisonment) 73–75 Treason 14 years to life imprisonment 77 Mutiny 10 years 78 Espionage 14 years 79 Sabotage 10 years 87 Riot 2 years 92–94 ... illegal exhumation, necrophilia) 2 years 168–169, 172 Murder Life imprisonment 171, 177 Manslaughter Life imprisonment 178 Infanticide Psychiatric or intellectual disability care, 3 ...
Life (NBC TV Series) - Themes and Characteristics - Imprisonment
... A prominent theme in Life is the effect of imprisonment, both physically and mentally, on ex-convicts, particularly on the characters of Charlie Crews and Ted ...
Sirhan Sirhan - Imprisonment - Applications For Parole
... On May 10, 1982, Sirhan told the parole board "I sincerely believe that if Robert Kennedy were alive today, I believe he would not countenance singling me out for this kind of treatment ... I think he would be among the first to say that, however horrible the deed I committed 14 years ago was, that it should not be the cause for denying me equal treatment under the laws of this country." A parole hearing for Sirhan is now scheduled every five years ...
LGBT Rights In The Solomon Islands
... Section 160, engaging in anal sex acts with another person is punishable with up to 14 years' imprisonment ... Attempting anal intercourse can be punished by up to seven years' imprisonment ... (even in private) can be punished with five years' imprisonment ...
... Imprisonment is a legal term ... Termes de la Ley contains the following definition Imprisonment is no other thing than the restraint of a man's liberty, whether it be in the open field, or in the stocks, or in the cage in ... Imprisonment without lawful cause is a tort called false imprisonment ...

More definitions of "imprisonment":

  • (noun): The act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison).
    Synonyms: internment

Famous quotes containing the word imprisonment:

    ... imprisonment itself, entailing loss of liberty, loss of citizenship, separation from family and loved ones, is punishment enough for most individuals, no matter how favorable the circumstances under which the time is passed.
    Mary B. Harris (1874–1957)