MUST BE 18 OR OLDER - MUST READ TERMS OF SERVICE You Are On: Forum
 
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Life Sentence

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8

    Default Life Sentence

    Can a prisoner, who has committed a serious crime have their life sentence shortened?

    Jamie

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    955
    Spriggs944's: In Love

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    It’s unlikely but depends on the circumstances and it can also depend on the State the inmate is incarcerated in. Are we talking Life with possibility of parole? How old were they when they committed the crime. So many factors. I would say that it’s unlikely though unless there are extreme mitigating circumstances.
    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.
    William Ernest Henley

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    45

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    Well, it can and does happen, but it's pretty rare. I think it usually only happens if the convicted is exonerated in a court of law.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Bois-Le-Duc, Europe
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    It's not likely a sentence is changed or reduced, but for some it is possible to apply for parole if they are eligible. That means a prisoner can be released after a certain minimum of time and under certain conditions, so he or she does not have to complete the full sentence in prison.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    495

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    They have a Podcast I listen to dedicated to this. You may want to check it out. Its called Wrongful Conviction. They have at least 20 episodes so yeah, it can happen. Someone I write actually had their sentence reduced from death to life, so miracles do happen.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    Thank you so much Springs944, Zarchery, CLW and Deckard for your input. This inmate is in his early 30s (he was starting a family before his crime) and I think his sentence is life without parole.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    45

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by jamie3197 View Post
    Thank you so much Springs944, Zarchery, CLW and Deckard for your input. This inmate is in his early 30s (he was starting a family before his crime) and I think his sentence is life without parole.
    No, thank YOU for not dropping the 'r' from my name. You have no idea how often that happens.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    955
    Spriggs944's: In Love

    Default Re: Life Sentence

    My man is doing life with chance of Parole after 25yrs in a State that doesn’t actually offer parole to anyone who committed their crime after Jan 1994....go figure. Pretty sure it’s an illegal sentence when no one is telling them at the time that they are essentially doing lwop. We’ll see in Jan 2019 when the first lot of 25yr sentences have been completed
    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.
    William Ernest Henley

Similar Threads

  1. Life Sentence for Juveniles?
    By Skye in forum Prison World News
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-14-2011, 08:19 PM
  2. How Do You Define 'Life Sentence'
    By Skye in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 10:56 AM
  3. Life Sentence
    By Seattlegirl in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-15-2006, 09:54 PM
  4. Life sentence for murder?
    By Jane87Doe in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-05-2005, 01:24 AM
  5. confused about 'life' sentence
    By info in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-11-2003, 11:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
spacer
Visit our sponsors
Email  Report Problem 
BBB Chamber of Commerce
2000-2013 WriteAPrisoner.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Must be 18 to be viewing this website and have read our Terms of Service.