So for kicks and giggles I decided to look up what is considere a "life" sentence in the USA. I knew that some states have it to where they can get out after 25 or 30 years as long as they don't get into more trouble within the system. I find it extremely funny that California, where my hubby is at, life is 100 years. Well if he can make it to 121 he'll finally get to come home to me.
How long is a sentence of Life in prison in America?
In Oklahoma there is LWOP, and Life w/Parole which is technically considered to be 45 years.....however we've seen a few lifers make it out anywhere from 16 years on.......since we are now working on his 35th year behind the fences we may well get to test that 45 years........sigh........
In Texas it depends on when the crime was committed. R must serve 15 years for Capital Murder before he is eligible for parole. That same crime committed today must serve 40 years before being eligible. Now whether he'll get out at 15 or not has yet to be seen.