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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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The Long-Term ratings assigned to the series DBE-7008 SPEARs and LIFERs are exclusively tied to the creditworthiness of the Custodial Receipt deposited in the trust and will reflect all changes to such rating.
All of the lifers were very supportive, giving their full consent with a shared view that the public needed to be made aware about the truth of their predicament of being a lifer.
Country lifers believed that any democratic state must work for the benefit of all citizens, not just the privileged few.
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.
The Parliamentary written answer stated a total of 53 lifers have been freed after serving less than six years.
He added: "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.
But the usual scenario is that gay sex is instigated by a lifer who turns to other men after about 10 to 12 years inside, out of frustration.
Serin and Motiuk, 2000) or disturbed and disruptive (Toch and Adams, 2002), lifers come grudgingly to accept the prison as their involuntary home for life and fellow lifers as something akin to an adopted family (Toch and Adams, 2002; Paluch, 2004).
The decline in the number of paroles given to lifers, both because more defendants are now being sentence to life without parole and because parole boards have grown charier of releasing prisoners, means that more and more prisoners are spending all their lives in prison without hope of ever getting out.
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.
Angry relatives spoke out as a second batch of lifers prepare to go to court tomorrow to have their release dates fixed under controversial European human rights laws.