Prison term – this term is used in the area of Criminal Trials, where refers to the court sentence to put a person for concrete period in specific building with no possibilities to go out, and with restricted entrance by third parties, called jail, as a result of their proved conviction by the prosecution for the crime this person has performed. Depending on the applicable legal system, the prison sentence could be two types:
- a consecutive sentence, in which the period in jail represents the sum of all sentences given);
- and concurrent sentence, in which the term of imprisonment is equal to the longest sentence given by the court).
A synonym is “prison sentence”.