Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by WillowTree, Jul 9, 2010.
served before eligible for parole an excessive sentence? Isn't that a ridiculous number?
Depends on the offense. It might be too soon, it might not
sounds like a ''life sentence'' in prison....
who was the sentence for and what were the multiple crimes that were committed that added up to that?
It's a way to make sure the guy gets life in prison without parole for crimes that don't allow the actual sentence of LWOP. And I'm assuming there were quite a few crimes in that little spree to add up to such a big number. It's within the judge's discretion, and it happens. What do you think is so wrong about it? What were the crimes involved?
Oh, I absolutely don't find a thing wrong with it. I'm just wondering about the ridiculous number and where it came from; why didn't they just give him "life without the possibility of parole"?
First defendant in New Jersey execution-style killings gets life - CNN.com
Note that this article omitted the information that this gang member was an illegal from Equador.
Judges usually have sentencing guidelines set by law, with a minimum and maximum for each offense. The judge has leeway to decide on the sentence within those guidelines. If LWOP isn't an option, consecutive sentences can add up to an impossible number of years served before the guy is eligible for parole. So it's a way of getting around the limitations that's perfectly within the judge's power. Win-win in most cases, I'd say.
so he has to wait 70 years for parole for each of the life sentences.
Is this judicially imposed, payable by the state, geriatric care?
At some point; why?
'Blago' is facing 415 years if convicted on all counts.
Judge Sends Rapist to Prison for 30,000 Years - Los Angeles Times
Judge Sends Rapist to Prison for 30,000 Years
December 23, 1994|From Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY A judge who said he was weary of criminals serving only a portion of their time sentenced a man convicted of raping children to 30,000 years in prison.
The jury that convicted Charles Scott Robinson on Dec. 14 had recommended 5,000 years in prison for each of the six counts against him. Jurors, who couldn't sentence him to life without parole, said they wanted Robinson behind bars for good.
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