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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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Nothing in our nation's history, laws, or Constitution permits the government to imprison an individual without proving that he has broken the law, and no contingency in the so-called war on terrorism can justify abandoning that principle.
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An Israeli court ruled to imprison the speaker of Palestinian parliament along with a number of deputies and ministers from the Change and Reform bloc of the Hamas movement.
The judge said: "The accused has a bad record indeed and to rob an old person is bad, but to imprison them is worse and to continue that imprisonment for a period of some days is beyond contempt.
Before we imprison humans, they must commit a terrible crime.
The pro-rehab movement correctly argues that it is wrong to imprison nonviolent drug users like Downey: they have violated no one's rights.
Al-Khuffash called on human rights groups to act on ending the Israeli violations against the Palestinians, adding that Israel frequently rearrests and imprisons former political prisoners for extended period without charges.
Cuba imprisons 33, Eritrea 29, Myanmar (formerly Burma) 15, Iran 11, and Vietnam 10.