Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Imprisonment'
- putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
- the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon" [syn: captivity, incarceration, immurement]
- the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison) [syn: internment]
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Imprisonment'
Incarceration is the detention of a person in jail, typically as punishment for a crime. People are most commonly incarcerated upon suspicion or conviction of committing a crime, and different jurisdictions have differing laws governing the function of incarceration within a larger system of justice. Incarceration serves four essential purposes with regard to criminals:
Incarceration rates, when measured by the United Nations, are considered distinct and separate from the imprisonment of political prisoners and others not charged with a specific crime. Historically, the frequency of imprisonment, its duration, and severity have varied considerably. There has also been much debate about the motives for incarceration, its effectiveness and fairness, as well as debate regarding the related questions about the nature and etiology of criminal behavior.[See more about Imprisonment at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- Kugan’s case: Govt argues there’s no false imprisonment if remand order is valid
Last Updated: 6:47pm, Mar 11, 2014 PUTRAJAYA (March 11): Deceased A.Kugan could not be said to have been falsely imprisoned if there is a valid remand order, a government lawyer argu Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'
- Man, 27, bags 12 months imprisonment for stealing belts
A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced 27-year-old, Obinna Eze, to 12 months imprisonment for stealing and intent to commit felony. The accused, of no fixed address, was arraigned in the court on a two-count charge bordering on intent to commit felony and stealing. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on March... [Read More...] Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'
- Justice not seen to be served in Sodomy II
CHRISTOPHER LEONG The Malaysian Bar is deeply troubled by the conviction and sentence to five years’ imprisonment of PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim by the Court of Appeal, for what was essentially consensual sex between two adults. Anwar Ibrahim was convicted and sentenced under section 377B, read with section 377A, of the Penal Code. […] Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'