Wesley Snipes - Legal Troubles - Imprisonment

Imprisonment

In a television appearance on December 7, 2010, Snipes was asked by CNN's Larry King if he was nervous about going to prison, and he admitted his trepidation about doing time. "I think any man would be nervous," Snipes said. "Given the length of time that they are suggesting that I be away from my family, away from my profession, away from my ability to provide for my family and for those who have depended upon me to contribute to society ... I think anyone would be nervous about that."

On December 9, 2010, Snipes reported to federal prison to begin his three-year sentence.

On June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear Snipes' appeal. Snipes is being held at McKean Federal Correctional Institution, a federal prison in Pennsylvania, and is scheduled for release on July 19, 2013.

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Imprisonment

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

The book 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 the streets or in a man's own house, as well as in the common gaols; and in all the places the party so restrained is said to be a prisoner so long as he hath not his liberty freely to go at all times to all places whither he will without bail or mainprise or otherwise.

This passage was approved by Atkin and Duke LJJ in Meering v Grahame White Aviation Co.

See also Bird v Jones (1845) 7 QB 742, (1845) 115 ER 668, (1845) 15 LJQB 82, (1845) 9 Jur 870, (1845) 10 JP 4, (1845) 5 LT (OS) 406.

Imprisonment without lawful cause is a tort called false imprisonment.

Imprisonment is a type of sentence.

See also English criminal law#General power of Crown Court to impose a sentence of imprisonment on conviction on indictment.

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