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How many years are in a life sentence?


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2011-10-27 00:47:54
2011-10-27 00:47:54


Many people think that in Canada it is a 25 year sentence. They are dead wrong!

The Criminal Code of Canada states First Degree Murder is a LIFE sentence. This means you are in a Federal Prison for the rest of your life however you can apply for parole after 25 years.

Second Degree Murder is again LIFE in prison however you can apply for parole at 10, 15 and 25 years.

United States:

In the USA it is until you die.

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Life means life. A life sentence is until you die in prison.

In Maryland, a life sentence is equal to 30 years. A person who has been sentenced to life is usually eligible for parole at 15 years in Maryland.

In general, a federal life sentence is from 25 years in length to the actual entire life of the criminal. A life sentence without the possibility of parole is actually the entire natural life of the criminal.

the rest of there life the rest of there life

Depending on the location, you could potentially get a life sentence, or a death sentence.

If the sentence pronounced at trial was "Life without the possibility of parole" then it is very likely a 'true' life sentence.

A life sentence in the state of Ohio is a minimum of 30 years, to a maximum of 75 years for a natural life sentence. answered your own is as long as someone is alive. Not necessarily, Life without chance of parole is a life sentence, but a regular life sentence you get out before you die

Depending on the state, it can mean the rest of your life behind bars.

You can get up to 30 years with no parole. Does not carry a life sentence.

If the sentence is life without parole, then the term is forever and no release will be granted. If the life term is with the possibility of parole, then the Parole Board will, for offenses that carry a mandatory minimum of 85% of the sentence, consider parole after approximately 25 years.

30 years. But a convict can serve a minimum of 25 years for a life sentence.

A life sentence in the State of Idaho is 25 years

As with every other American state, life without the possibility of parole means life. A life sentence in the US means the inmate will die in prison.

Mandatory life - means what it says. It means life without the chance of parole or release.

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, a person who is sentenced to life is sentenced to life. The issues after that are how many years of a life sentence must be served before the person can apply for parole.

Sorry, there will probably be no parole for your friend with a life sentence.

In the state of Ga, a life sentence is only 30 years.

It depends where... CANADA: A life sentence means LIFE in prison! It is a missconception that in Canada it is 20 or 25 years. You can apply for parole at 25 years depending on what your charged with (ex First Degree Murder is a life sentence with possability of parole at 25 years) USA: Depends on the State

The term "life sentence" is used when a criminal is convicted for more years then the lifetime of that criminal or for the rest of their life.

Depending on how badly you abused the animal and how many you abused the penalty ranges from 2 years to a life sentence. Hope i helped!!!

Example sentence - The life expectancy of a nutria is 8 to 10 years in the wild.

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