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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?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 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.

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  • 1 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.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Because it sounds b@dass. Gullible simpletons love that stuff. Where do you think beheadings and gallows came from?

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  • 1 year ago

    Obviously, the crime's punishment well exceeds life expectancy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Except federal prison, few serve their full sentence.

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  • 1 year ago

    Time off for good behaviour.

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