imprisonment

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French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935) Alfred Dreyfus , Dreyfus
law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes BoP , Federal Bureau of Prisons
warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal cachet , lettre de cachet
legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment civil death
social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole corrections
imprisonment, temporary custody , detention
imprisonment (especially for a long time) durance
civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment habeas corpus
imprisonment, writ to release from unlawful habeas corpus
(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment kidnapping , snatch
sentence of imprisonment until death life imprisonment
prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment lifer
(law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with parole
imprisonment and forced labor penal servitude
(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court probation
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