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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

A person sentenced to 100 years in prison will likely die before being free. Why do the court allow this?

If a person gets sentenced to 100 years in prison, they will most likely die of old age before getting a chance at freedom. Isn't this a form of deception - promising something when it will never happen?

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    They get a sentence like that for 2 reasons. 1. The judge that imposed it hopes you are right that that person will never go free again and be a danger to society.

    2.Due to prison overcrowding, many prisoners can earn the right to be released after serving only about 50 to 70 % of their sentence.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No, deception is tricking someone by something that they might believe. Something that they know is false is not really a deception.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    NOPE! it's not a deception at all..because since many argue that the Death Penalty is either too cruel or too kind...

    then that type of sentence serves as a compromise that 'Promises' in No Uncertain Terms that unless the convicted can live in prison for a at least a hundred years then he will 'certainly die in prison.

    I've been to prison (not a bragging point), & trust me, there are some Old convicts that that are So frkn evil they should NEVER be let out "Especially" if one could survive prison for as long as a hundred years!! 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    To make sure they don't get out.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    This is what you get when it is so ridiculously easy to get out of prison early.  If you have a system like the UK, where the sentence means what it says and there is no possibility of early release, obviously this isn't necessary.  And if life without parole is a possible sentence, again the judge can just give that.  But if you don't have this, sometimes a judge will do this to ensure the prisoner won't be released.

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  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    In many states, there is no longer a death penalty. The alternative: you die in prison.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Well people get those sentences for horrendous crimes or a string of crimes. If you don't want to die in prison, don't commit horrendous crimes. It's pretty simple. 

    But the judicial system in the US is pretty warped as it is. 

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  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Nothing is promised to someone put in prison. 100 years is understood to be a life sentence. Meaning your never getting out alive.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    That comes up mostly for REALLY bad stuff, like brutal cold-blooded murder.

    And the point is - to lengthen the amount of time served before being eligible for parole.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Not at all. I hope they suffer every single day they're in prison.

    • Anon
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      If truly Guilty, Yes. 4%  released every year from death row  due to new DNA evidence. 

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