Monday, 27 August 2012

What Is 'Imprisonment'?

76 Meaning of “custodial sentence”.
(1) In this Act “custodial sentence” means—

(a)a sentence of imprisonment (as to which, see section 89(1)(a) below);

(b)a sentence of detention under section 90 or 91 below;

(c)a sentence of custody for life under section 93 or 94 below;

(d)a sentence of detention in a young offender institution (under section 96 below or otherwise); or

(e)a detention and training order (under section 100 below).

(2)In subsection (1) above “sentence of imprisonment” does not include a committal for contempt of court or any kindred offence.

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000
imprison v. 1 put in prison. 2 confine. imprisonment n.

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