What is Life Sentence?
Life imprisonment is any sentence of imprisonment for a crime under which convicted people are to remain in prison for the rest of their natural lives or indefinitely until pardoned, paroled, or otherwise commuted to a fixed term.
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How long is 2 life sentences?
Consecutive Life Sentences
people serving a life sentence are eligible for parole after 25 years. If they are serving two consecutive life sentences, it means they have to wait at least 50 years to be considered for parole.
Reasons for a Sentence of Life in Prison
Life sentences are the harshest terms when it comes to punishment, so it’s pretty clear that the crime had to be very serious for someone to pay for it with their freedom. The obvious crime that comes to most people’s minds when they think of life sentences are crimes of murder. Murder is the most common application of life sentences, but there are other crimes that can get a person a life sentence as well, including the following:
Rape (especially if it involves minors or children)
Treason during times of war (think Benedict Arnold)
Crimes like kidnapping, human trafficking or robbery if the victim was brutally hurt or tortured
Repeat offenders for lesser capital crimes can sometimes receive a life sentence.
Certain drug and drug trafficking convictions might result in life sentences