A Springfield man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for causing a fatal crash as he fled from police. Offenders serving life sentences for drug offenses are eligible for parole consideration after seven years. State laws differ as to how many years an offender must serve before he becomes eligible to file an application for parole. In a letter of support submitted to Maryland legislators, The Sentencing Project's Director of Advocacy Nicole Porter highlighted the importance of House Bill 1219/Senate Bill 817 which eliminates the governor’s approval requirement for parole recommendations of life-sentenced prisoners by the Maryland Parole Commission who have served 20 years in prison.

Most states distinguish between life sentences with and without the possibility of parole. A life sentence is a prison term that one receives after a judge imposes a sentence. His life sentence will be up for review in November 2032, but the presiding Justice Paul McDermott said he must serve a minimum of 13 years.

Sentenced to life as teens, they fear getting coronavirus before getting a second chance The Supreme Court gave "juvenile lifers" a shot at freedom. A 30-year-old repeat felon who broke into a random home in Inver Grove Heights and slit a woman’s throat with a box cutter and assaulted her teenage son has been sentenced to … Please note that life sentence decision documents are listed alphabetically by inmate's last name and organized by the year of the hearing. A Russian court on Monday sentenced an American security executive to 16 years in prison on spying charges, a verdict that drew an angry response from … Tommy Morris, 55, was found guilty of second-degree murder in …

Parker, who was 15 on Jan. 23, 2018, received two life sentences for the deaths of students Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, and first or second-degree assault …

There were 2,310 people serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles (known as JLWOP) at yearend 2016.

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Peoria “Bomb Squad” gang member has been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for his role in the street gang known for multiple years of …

A life sentence doesn't always keep a criminal in jail for the rest of his life. Many are still waiting, even as COVID-19 …