Spanish translation: Reclusos con sentencia de cadena perpetua obligatoria [o definitiva]
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07:49 Dec 4, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] Law/Patents / prison system
English term or phrase:Mandatory lifer / Discretionary lifer
If you have been convicted of murder, you are known as a 'mandatory lifer' because life imprisonment is the only sentence which a court can pass for that offence. If you have been sentenced to life as the maximum penalty for another serious offence, such as manslaughter, attempted murder, rape, buggery, armed robbery or arson, you are known as a 'discretionary lifer'.