Sometimes, prison sentences can be temporary too, right?
- papasteveLv 62 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.
- Eron_17Lv 62 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.
- RPLv 72 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.
- Anonymous2 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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- curtisports2Lv 72 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'.
- TommymcLv 72 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.
- martinLv 72 months ago
Most of them are. The "lifers" however are in for good with no parole possibilities.
- DWLv 62 months ago
Most prison sentences are temporary. The only non-temporary sentences are death and life without possibility of parole.
- Aster RhoidsLv 72 months ago
Not unless you were bailed.