Why does a court judge hand down a life sentence of 190 years in prison, when a human can only live up to 116 years?
- FoofaLv 71 year ago
A sentence like that would involve numerous convictions and just in case one or more of those convictions is overturned on appeal they want to make sure they can still keep the person in prison.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 year ago
Because a person can be released after serving as little as 1/3 or the sentence (that's typically, but the exact number varies from state to state), so a sentence of less than 180 years would mean they might get out in 60.
- ZirpLv 71 year ago
Because it sounds b@dass. Gullible simpletons love that stuff. Where do you think beheadings and gallows came from?
- Judy and CharlieLv 71 year ago
Obviously, the crime's punishment well exceeds life expectancy.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
Except federal prison, few serve their full sentence.
- vulcan_alexLv 71 year ago
Time off for good behaviour.