indeterminate sentence

Definition of "indeterminate sentence"
  1. A range of years for a prison term with parole eligibility determined by a parole board based on the prisoner's rehabilitation progress
How to use "indeterminate sentence" in a sentence
  1. He was handed an indeterminate sentence, having the potential for parole after five years.
  2. The judge passed an indeterminate sentence to inspire prisoners towards rehabilitation.
  3. Due to the severity of the crime, an indeterminate sentence was meted out.

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