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Etymology: Fr, emprisonner, to confine
(in law) the act of confining, detaining, or arresting a person or in any way restraining personal liberty and preventing free exercise of movement. See also false imprisonment.

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Q. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. Family and friend assumes that he is bipolar, but as yet he is not been diagnosed. He has answered yes to all the questions in a questionnaire to indicate bipolar. Bipolar do commit murder often and would he have been manic when he did it?

A. It is not uncommon for someone suffering with bipolar to commit crimes, mostly this happens in a manic state. His family can talk to his lawyer about getting him a pychological evaluation, if he is dagnosed bipolar they can begin to treat him. He will still be responsible for his actions but they can work with him to make him better. Good luck

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This means that while McCarthy took contempt of Congress seriously, he was not seeking to imprison people on the basis of their political beliefs or associations, however loathsome those beliefs or corrupt those associations.
To continue to imprison drug-only offenders mandatorily," he wrote, "is to hamstring further a justice system that controls crime in a daily war of inches, not miles, and that has among its main beneficiaries low-income urban dwellers.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 10, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) -- With at least 17 journalists behind bars, Eritrea imprison journalists the most journalists in Africa and the third most in the world according to international press freedom watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Mobbs' assertion of unqualified executive power to imprison people without trial is of a piece with Saddam Hussein's infamous remark: "Law consists of two lines above my signature.
Second, if the government can imprison him at whim, Padilla has no incentive to talk: Since the Bush administration refuses to put him on trial, it cannot hold out the prospect of leniency as an inducement, or the threat of harsher treatment as a goad.