What is sentence?

  • (noun): The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned.
    Example: "His sentence was 5 to 10 years"
    Synonyms: prison term, time
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sentences, sentence:

United States Penitentiary, Hazelton - Notable Incidents
... Since both inmates were already serving life sentences, Andrews for two separate homicides in 1997 and 2000 and Bellinger for an attempted murder in 2007, they were also charged with murder by a federal ... Wilson, 25, was serving an 11-year sentence for an armed robbery in Maine ... Thompson, who was serving a 120-month sentence at the minimum-security prison camp, admitted that he commandeered a Bureau of Prisons truck on February 12, 2011 and drove it out of the ...
United States Penitentiary, Hazelton - Notable Inmates (current and Former) - Secure Female Facility
91667-054 Currently serving a 12-year sentence under her actual name, Annugetta Pettway scheduled for release in 2021 ... Karla Chávez-Joya 16082-179 Currently serving a 17-year sentence scheduled for release in 2018 ... Judith Negron 95719-004 Currently serving a 35-year sentence scheduled for release in 2042 ...
Apprendi V. New Jersey - Opinion of The Court - Historical Basis
... procedural safeguards with respect to the manner in which the sentence is determined ... because most crimes had a specific sentence attached to them ... applied to both mandatory minimum sentences and the findings of prior convictions used to enhance sentences ...
Pohl Trial - Defendants
... Name Function Sentence of Nov 3, 1947 Sentence of Aug 11, 1951 ... Amnesty Oswald Pohl head of the WVHA, Lt ... Klein SS Obersturmbannführer acquitted Hohberg's sentence of 10 years included time already served—he was imprisoned on October 22, 1945—because he was not a member of ... The defense counsel for Karl Sommer filed a petition to modify the sentence to General Lucius D ...
Dernell Stenson - Death Investigation
... agreed to a plea to avoid a possible death sentence ... He received a sentence of 25 years to life in prison in exchange for testifying against his co-defendant, David Griffith ... He received a sentence of eight years and nine months in prison ...

More definitions of "sentence":

  • (noun): A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language.
    Example: "He always spoke in grammatical sentences"
  • (verb): Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law.
    Synonyms: condemn, doom

Famous quotes containing the word sentence:

    Judge Ginsburg’s selection should be a model—chosen on merit and not ideology, despite some naysaying, with little advance publicity. Her treatment could begin to overturn a terrible precedent: that is, that the most terrifying sentence among the accomplished in America has become, “Honey—the White House is on the phone.”
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    “Let the jury consider their verdict,” the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
    “No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first—verdict afterwards.”
    “Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    New York state sentence for a Peeping Tom is six months in the workhouse. And they got no windows in the workhouse. You know, in the old days they used to put your eyes out with a red-hot poker.
    John Michael Hayes (b. 1919)