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Imprisonment, can only be imposed by a court of law or an administrative authority and is the most serious penalty possible in Austria, a life term of imprisonment can only be imposed by a court sitting with a jury (Geschworenengericht). A prison term imposed by a court of law can also be imposed as a conditional sentence (suspended for a probationary period, usually of three years). In order to prevent imprisonment of minors, the Juvenile Court Law stipulates special provisions for those under 18 years of age. Upon favourable recommendation, premature release from jail on probation is possible after either half or two thirds of the prison term, for life sentences after 15 years.