Indeterminate Sentence Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Indeterminate Sentence, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Indeterminate Sentence?

A sentence given by the presiding judge to a convict , which does not have a specific period or a date of release of the convict after serving the sentence. The sentence can be like “10 to 15 years” as a range and not specific. In this the release can be granted earlier then the range on the basis of the term and behaviour of the convict.