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imprisonment

[impriz′ənment]
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.

Patient discussion about imprisonment

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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References in classic literature ?
In spite of his long imprisonment, Raleigh had never lost hope of one day regaining his freedom.
He had been convicted as a receiver of stolen goods, but even after his long imprisonment, denied his guilt, and said he had been hardly dealt by.
In another cell, there was a German, sentenced to five years' imprisonment for larceny, two of which had just expired.
It was by your wit in apprising me of your existence and imprisonment through the youth, Parthak.
And inasmuch," continued the judge, "as it is not proved that the act was not done by the connivance of the master with the servant, and as the master in any case must be held responsible for the acts of his paid servant, I condemn Phileas Fogg to a week's imprisonment and a fine of one hundred and fifty pounds.
You have broken your chair, and made a great disturbance; that is an offense punishable by imprisonment in one of the lower dungeons.
After eight months' imprisonment he was with twenty-one others taken out to the Semyonovsky Square to be shot.
Has it been your misfortune to undergo a long imprisonment, without trial, or even accusation, in your native country, Doctor Manette?