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Ben
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Sometimes, prison sentences can be temporary too, right?

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  • 2 months ago

    People who are sent to jail, are given a sentence of 7-10 yrs, 5-10 yrs, 20-life.  And normally you have to serve half of the minimum sentence.  So an example is 20-life.  You would have to serve 10 yrs in jail before your first chance for parole,  And can if you get out early, you will be on parole for at least 3 yrs.  If you commit a felony, in the 3 yrs, you are sent back to jail, to finish out the rest of your full sentence.  So if you served 10 yrs, and was out for 2, and commit a crime, you will have to serve 8 more yrs before you can get paroled again.  

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  • 2 months ago

    Exactly.  If you don't get a life sentence (without parole), and if you don't die in jail then it's temporary.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Any sentence that might be reduced for good behavior may be viewed as temporary, but sentences that require life imprisonment without possibility of parole are clearly not.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There is no such thing as a "temporary prison sentence."  You would enjoy prison - lots and lots of sex.  And people to discuss buses, trains and automobiles with.  Bring a lot of lube.

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  • 2 months ago

    No. Prison sentences are for a specified amount of time. They can be shortened from the original that was handed out, but that does not make them 'temporary'.

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  • 2 months ago

    A prison sentence is a "judgement or ruling" that a person must go to prison for a specific amount of time.  The sentence is not the same as the actual time spent in prison. So, while a person might go to prison (or jail) temporarily, a "sentence" is not temporary.It might be easier to understand if you think of the sentence as what gets written on your permanent record. The judge sentences you to 5 yrs, and the clerk writes that down.  No matter how long you actually "stay" in prison, your sentence is still written on your record.  Maybe you got out after 6 months for good behavior.  You were temporarily in prison, but your 5 yr sentence is still there in the books.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most of them are. The "lifers" however are in for good with no parole possibilities.

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  • DW
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Most prison sentences are temporary. The only non-temporary sentences are death and life without possibility of parole.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not unless you were bailed.

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