How long do draft dodgers serve in prison?
at least for the duration of the war, minumum 3 years however, maximum life as you could be tried for treason for draft dodging, general about 50% of draft dodgers serve a 10-15 year sentence. In veitnam, draft dodgers were incarcirated for the duration of the war plus an additional sentence of 4-6 years was assessed at the completion of the war in most cases..however there are still about 3-5 percent of draft dodgers from veitnam that are still incarcerated.
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Hard to tell. According to Bryson's rather sketchy biography, heleft the U.S. in 1972 when he was about 21 years old and remainedout of the country for the next 20 years. He was clearly a primedraft prospect for the Viet Nam war in 1972, but that doesn't proveanything. So...while the circumstances a…re rather suspicious, whoknows? Bill Bryson is exactly four years younger than me: to the day. Hegraduated from high school in 1969, four years after I did in 1965.In "The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" he makes thestatement that he was "permitted" to continue to his senior year(1968-69) and remarks that this was a good thing for him becauseotherwise he'd probably have been drafted. In the same book hementions spending a year in Drake University and dropping out.Presumably this would have been 1969-70: if he hadn't enrolled he'dhave been drafted. He also mentions a "two month trip to England"that lasted two years, and is very vague about when that trip tookplace. Again, had he stayed in the USA in 1970 he would have beendrafted. One can only conclude that 1) the date he claims he wentto England in his official biography is not correct (1973); 2) hewent to England in 1970; 3) he stayed there two years, and by 1972the draft had been abolished, so he could come home. One can alsoconclude that yes, he is probably a draft dodger, who did exactlythe same thing that ex-President Clinton did: put himself out ofreach of the authorities until it was safe to return. It's possiblehe was lucky enough to get a high draft number in the lottery andnever got an induction notice: it's possible he was medically unfitfor service; it's possible his draft board in Des Moines didn't getaround to calling him. But if these things are true, then why notsay so? "The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" is veryuncomplimentary to American values in the 50's and 60's and isreplete with expressions of contempt for American society, not tomention several near-diatribes on the military and militaryservice. Coupled with the fuzziness of his stated dates and thehard data on his age and dates, there isn't much wiggle room. Heprobably was a draft dodger in fact if not in name. (MORE)
There really is no way to quantify and mathematically calculate this statistic. (in the US) There are 39 jurisdictions which still have the death penalty and the figures for one would have no bearing on the figures pertaining to any other one.
When a person is given a one year pardon and it is violated how long must the person serve in prison?
The Court of original jurisdiction makes that determination, but most often simply revokes the pardon and orders the sentence to be served. If it was a parole which is most likely, the above would still apply. Pardon's are rarely if ever granted on a conditional basis. (Be advised that the opinion a…bove was not offered by an attorney). (MORE)
That depends on the jurisdiction. In the UK prisoners are 'considered for release' on serving half their sentence provided they have not behaved badly in prison. In other countries the position is likely to be different. (Different rules apply to life sentences).
You have to serve 5 years. Additional information: Every state has provisions for parole for an earlier release from the actual sentence. The right to parole may be granted as soon as one-third of the sentence is served. Many factors contribute to the timing of parole eligibility, such as whe…ther the crime was a violent one, whether the offender is youthful, whether it is the person's first offense, whether the prisoner has been well-behaved while in prison and shows signs of rehabilitation. The prisoner must prove that parole is justified. If paroled, the person is usually supervised by parole officers for the remainder of the actual term and is subject to return to prison for the remainder of the sentence. In addition to parole, some states provide for other means of reduction of the actual time served such as time off for good behavior, work release or community service. (MORE)
John Q served 1 year in prison. His story was made into the movieJohn Q which starred Denzel Washington.
Those convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct, or Sexual Assault against a Minor typically serve 8.7 years on average, the same as those who are convicted of rape (per DoJ statistics). Many states now have minimum sentence statutes now, so this statistic may be actually higher now. With the statute max…imum of 20 years to life, it is not uncommon for offenders to serve half of the statutory maximum, or twice the minimum sentence. Although there are no hard, fast rules here. (MORE)
i was a canadain citizen my family moved to the united states in the late sixtives i was living there on a visa i was drafted into the army and served about six months then i went awol and went back to canada i would like to no if i could come back to the u.s. under the amnesty program
yes unless you have a medical problem and can't pass the physical.. or there are a few ways not to have to.
You must serve life, or 99 years whichever comes first. You can get parole after 1/3rd of your sentence has been served unless parole was specifically denied, or other factors that are too in depth for this forum (Oklahoma Statute 57-332.7)
The Vietnam Era draft carried a six year commitment, that is those drafted served for six years or until the end of the conflict, whichever came first.
Draft Dodgers and deserters were offered amnesty in exchange forreaffirming their allegiance to the US and serving two yearsworking in a public service job. President Ford offered the amnestyon September 16, 1974.
Canada granted amnesty to deserters during the American Revolution.They were allied with the British and would naturally protect theirinterests in this way.
They cannot increase the judge's sentence, but if they deem your "citizenship" while in prison to be unsatisfactory the prison administration can withhold your earning of "good and gain time" which might be applied towards hastening your release date.
They wouldn't. If a criminal is sentenced to 200 years in prison, he will basically stay there until the day he dies. Each crime has a sentence, and some are more extreme than others (the severity depends on the criminal act committed.) So when someone is sent to prison for 200 years, they will neve…r get out because no one can live that long. 200 years in a life sentence. (MORE)
Able bodied males between 18 and above (late twenties, based upon the needs of the service); by far, the vast majority of draft dodgers were simply males that were afraid of the military. They often said it, "...if I didn't have to go thru boot camp...I'd go! (to Vietnam)." . But it was FAR more h…onorable to tell people that you, "...didn't believe in the war..." than to admit you were just plain scared (of the army). (MORE)
men who were conscripted to the army in order to militarily invade Vietnam, who disagreed with the war. It is illegal in America to deny conscription, and any individual who does becomes a fugitive. "Draft Dodgers" are those who left the country or went into hiding in order to escape the compulsory …law. (MORE)
According to my recollection, he was. He conveniently went to Sweden or one of the other Scandinavian countries to escape the draft. He was not, to my knowledge, ever deemed to be unfit for service. He just refused to report, instead he left the United States, and lived abroad for some time. I find …it odd that he did return to the U.S., and was portrayed in the movie, "First Blood" as a Special Forces soldier/vet who had problems once he returned home for the war. His case, like so many more, were silently swept under the covers, and nothing was ever done. I do remember that Jimmy Carter did approve the amnesty program for several thousand draft dodgers who resided overseas, but return to the U.S. No jail time or punishments were given for their misdeeds. (MORE)
They were probably sentenced to more than two years; however draft dodgers were given a pardon by the US President...consequently, those draft dodgers may have been released early.
One way is to contact the civil division of the Sheriff's office in the county that the inmate is housed. If you are not sure about the county the prison is in, you can call the Department of Corrections and ask.
it depends if the case involved violence you have to serve at least 80% of if if not only half
Odysseus knew that he was going to be one of the men that was called to battle during the Trojan War. To avoid this, he tried to feign madness. He hitched a horse and a donkey to his plow so that it would plow crooked, uneven lines. He laid salt in his fields to render his soil unusable. He was assu…med to be mad. He was later found out when one who was wise to his tricks laid down his infant son in the line of the plow, Odysseus moved out of the way; he was deemed sane and was recruited to fight! (MORE)
In the US you went by passenger train from your home town, or the nearest big town with a train station, to your induction center, for basic training. Once trained, troops moved in large groups by troop trains, on the railroads. They eventually went to Ports of Embarkation, to be put on ships and ca…rried to an overseas base. (MORE)
There were 16 million American draft dodgers during the Vietnam war. Only 4,000 of them went to federal prison. The rest were pardoned.
They typically went to canada, but some chose to stay in hiding in the united states, those who went to Canada were told not to come back to the US unless they wanted jail time, Jimmy Carter pardoned the draft dodgers.
For example, let's say that John is on trial for assault, robbery and possession of controlled substances. He is convicted for all three, and during the sentencing hearing, he is given three years incarceration for assault, four years for robbery and one year for possession of controlled substances.… If the judge were to decide that John should serve his sentences concurrently, he would serve each of his penalties at the same time. Since the largest penalty was for robbery, he would serve a total of four years in prison. However, if the judge were to give consecutive sentences, John would serve a total of eight years in prison: three for assault, four for robbery and one for possession. CLARIFICATION: Concurrently means that two or more sentences will start and run together at the wame time. Consecutively , means that they will run one after the other. (MORE)
William Heirens is the worlds longest serving prisoner. he has been in prison for 64 years.
No, not yet. He is currently serving a four-year prison sentence (22 September 2009 to 22 September 2013), although he is facing charges for murder that could earn him a life sentence or the death penalty.
How long can one state hold you in prison to be extradited to anther after your time has been served in that state?
Once the state that issued the warrant has been notified, and the legal process for extradition is set in motion, as long as the process is proceeding in a legal and timely manner there is no statutory time limit for that action to take place. If the fugitive is fighting extradition it will take eve…n longer. If no action occurs within 30 days he could file a writ of Habeus Corpus to see where the process stands. (MORE)
Well that depends on how long the sentence was previously decided in either a court martial or court. For example in most states the sentence for murder is either execution or life. Manslaughter is probably a very long time.
Four LAPD officers were tried in a state court for the beating but were acquitted. A later federal trial for civil rights violations ended with two of the officers found guilty and sent to prison and the other two officers acquitted.
Apparently. During an interview he admitted to making himself sick, so he could fail the military physical examination. Which he apparently did (fail). The interviewer then asked him if he, "felt any guilt for letting another man (draftee) die in Vietnam in his place...?" to which Ted replied, "tha…ts probably one of the reasons he's pro military and pro guns today, and cheers on the troops in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, to make up for his shameful deeds during the Vietnam War days." (MORE)
1) Go to college 2) Move to Canada or some other country 3) Join the Air National Guard 4) Seek deferrals 5) Claim conscientious objection
In the UK, normally the sentence actually served is two thirds, but this is dependent on parole or judge's instructions. Probably around 7 - 8 years with good behavior. In the US some states award time for good behavior, some states have minimum sentencing laws. The typical US criminal sentence w…ill have two time periods, the minimum and the maximum. The minimum will be anywhere from more than a year to 40 or more years. The maximum will be anywhere from more than a year to life. The only sentence in the US that is not issued without a minimum is "Life without the possibility of parole." In a state that follows minimum sentence laws, if the minimum sentence is 11 years, the offender will serve 11 years. (MORE)
Draft dodgers either stayed inconspicuously in the US, or moved to Canada to avoid being drafted, because they did not want to fight in the Vietnam war.
When will Bernard Madoff ever be released from prison alive and why on Earth did he get such a long sentence that he can't possibly serve?
He probably won't. His projected release date, including time off for "good behavior", is over 100 years in the future. Since he's 73 now, the odds of him living to see it are not great. He got the maximum sentence for the crime he had committed ... 150 years. You're correct that it's essentially m…eaningless, since a sentence of even 50 years would almost certainly have been equivalent to life imprisonment. (MORE)
How long would you serve of an 8 yr 6 month term in state prison with good behavior in state prison?
This depends on state to state. While many states allow you to serve a third of your prison term prior to release, others have a mandatory minimum of 85%, including Florida and the federal system.
When Americans didn't agree to go to fight in the Vietnam War, they burnt their draft cards and ran to other countries.
A copy of Nugent's Selective Service record shows that he had at separate times both a 1-Y medical deferment and 2-S student deferment. 1-Y: registrant available for military service, but qualified only in case of war or national emergency. Usually given to registrants with medical conditions that… were limiting but not disabling (examples: high blood pressure, mild muscular or skeletal injuries or disorders, skin disorders, severe allergies, etc.). Class was discontinued in December, 1971 and its members were reclassified as 4-F. 2-S: Registrant deferred because of collegiate study. Deferment lasted either until graduation or until the registrant reached the age of 24. 4-F: Registrant not acceptable for military service. To be eligible for Class 4-F, a registrant must have been found not qualified for service in the Armed Forces by a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) under the established physical, mental, or moral standards. The standards of physical fitness that would be used in a future draft would come from AR 40-501 If what is being said is true he would have had a classifications on 4-F.... Libs are quoting Nugent from a High Times interview in the Summer 1977. "I got 30 days' notice of the physical, I ceased cleansing my body. Two weeks before the test I stopped eating food with nutritional value. [presumably to foul his lab tests] A week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. My pants got crusted up.". If he's a "draft dodger"? i suppose that's in the eye of the beholder. (MORE)
Nope, that the main reason why I try to avoid prison. Just kidding I dont know
Georgia can keep you in prison the entire 2 years and in fact if you do not behave yourself, the prison can keep you there longer. Georgia is not New York where you can serve only part of your sentence.
President Obama was too young to serve the last time the draft was in effect.
There Answetr is No, this is an urban legend, long ago debunked bysnopes.com and other fact-checking websites. Lee Greenwood wasgiven a deferment that kept him out of Vietnam because he wasmarried and had young children. Back then, students and men whowere the sole support of their family were usual…ly givendeferments. There is no evidence he ever left the country to avoidthe draft because he did not need to do that. MY Thoughts Interesting Since My DAD and Lee Green woods Birthdayare exactly the same and My dad Had 6 children . He served Hiscountry Nothing was Offered him or Millions of Others to get out ofthe War as Mt Greenwood. Sorry I dont by this Crapola (MORE)
There were all kinds of people who disagreed with the draft. Kids who were poor or black who really did have moral objections to the war in Vietnam went to jail if they stayed here in the US. . LaPierre was a typical upper class Republican kid who got his MD to write a note that he had a "nervo…us disorder". Republican kids with more pull, like George Bush, got selected for the national guard over others waiting in line. . I hope you will find it amusing that I agree with the Doctor. A paranoid lunatic like LaPierre, with delusional gun fantasies is really not mentally competent to be a good soldier. He would have killed way more of "ours" than "theirs". (MORE)
Firstly, why would a serving prisoner need to have auto insurance unless their vehicle is financed and/or being driven by someone else. They can probably give their spouse or relative power of attorney to handle the automobile insurance. They must be very careful that the person who has power of a…ttorney strictly obeys all regulations and lists all drivers and household members on the policy so that there is no issues that could cause coverage problems. (MORE)
The maximum sentence for this crime in the UK is life, but this actually tends to mean 25 years. In cases of good behaviour and proven rehabilitation, prisoners are often released within 15 years.
Felony charges for possession with intent to distribute, human trafficking or organized crime can have prison terms of up to thirty years depending on teh severity of the crime, criminal record and level of involvement.
Tommy Chong went to prison and served prison time because he sold bongs through the U.S. Mail. Not only did her serve prison time, he was also fined and forced to relinquish $120,000 in assets.
A great many people have served 27 years in prison, but I think theanswer your looking for is Nelson Mandela.
Rush Limbaugh escaped being drafted into the Vietnam War because heclaimed to have a pilonidal cyst. He did not have an inductionphysical and was not examined by an Army Physician. He brought apaper from his personal doctor and based on that he got aclassification that prevented him from being draft…ed. He has denied the cyst was the reason since, but he admitted itearlier. For a more complete explanation see the related link below. (MORE)