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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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It was set up in 2010 to offer convicts a chance of early release after a lifer challenged the system at the European Court of Human Rights.
Of the 39 lifers released between 2009 and 2010, only 16 of them had spent more than 14 years inside.
Over a third of Bulgarian lifers could potentially spend the rest of their lives in prison.
He said: "The fact that so-called lifers were eligible for parole after as little as a year exposes the absurdity of the terminology used in our sentencing system.
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).
You don't hear too many religious groups or foreign governments or nonprofit organizations fighting for lifers," said Randy Arroyo, a juvenile lifer who was dismayed when the Supreme Court threw out the juvenile death penalty because he believed that as a lifer he had less hope of leaving prison than he did as a death row inmate.
But jails are packed with 75,000 cons and the parole board has tripled the lifers going free to make room.
Figures show that 72pc of lifers were convicted murderers.
More than 500 lifers will have their sentences reviewed in the next year.
Meanwhile, Congress has to respond with new legislation aimed at resolving the status of lifers.
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.
The Lifers also say weekend visits are "clogged up" by short-term prisoners and their families.
It was Weyrich, together with Ed McAteer and Howard Phillips, who spent a day with Jerry Falwell persuading him to take on "the issue of abortion'" As Connie Paige notes in The Right to Lifers, out of that meeting also came the idea for the Moral Majority, the single most crucial entity since the Catholic church in making the right to life movement a dangerous force on the right.
Series DB-1113X: SPEARs 'AA/F1+', Stable Outlook; LIFERs 'AA', Stable Outlook.