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lifer

(ˈlɑɪfɚ)
n. someone who is attached to an institution for life, such as a lifetime soldier or a prisoner serving a life sentence. (Prisons and military.) Most of the lifers are kept in this cell block.
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This seemed a common thread with the majority of the lifer community.
In short, country lifers were composed of those concerned with the increasing marginalization of those who live from the land.
At the moment, the biggest problem for lifers is the lack of an adequate prison for them, which leads to improper treatment," says Daniel Stoyanov.
Research suggests that the vast majority of lifers opt to avoid trouble and to make the most of the opportunities for work, education and rehabilitative programs in prison (see Johnson, 2002).
Lemann is really concerned only with Mandarins, even as he recognizes that Lifers and especially Talents are not only more abundant but ultimately more important to the shape of American life.
A FORMER con - who served 12 years for heroin trafficking in Liverpool, Whitemoor and Full Sutton prisons - said that gay sex in prison is taboo, but it mostly goes on between lifers and jailed rent-boys selling sex for drugs.
Tarapoulouzis told the court that before Kitas' escape from the hospital, lifers had enjoyed a host of privileges afforded them by Hadjidemetriou.
Even its members who go into business are usually advisers and transaction-arrangers, not managers or entrepreneurs, who tend to come instead from the Lifer and Talent classes, respectively.
The Long-Term 'BBB+'/Stable assigned to the series DBE-7008 SPEARs and LIFERs is based on the rating that Fitch has assigned to the Custodial Receipt deposited in the trust.
The two death-row convicts-Kaiyim and Saiful Islam - and two lifers - Golam Mostafa and HM Kibria - were acquitted.
The Parole Board for Scotland's annual report this week revealed 227 out of the 909 lifers released since 1968 spent more than 14 years behind bars.
Another Parliamentary answer revealed new information about the 53 lifers who have been freed after serving less than six years.
But as congressional lifers like Berman show, the advantages of long- term incumbency can be nearly impossible to overcome.
Forty lifers got out last October compared to 92 in the whole of 1995.