Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > SOUTH CAROLINA > South Carolina Parole, Probation & Release
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

South Carolina Parole, Probation & Release All information relating to parole, probation or release in South Carolina should be posted here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2018, 02:31 AM
Lissa10 Lissa10 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Russia
Posts: 1
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Life sentence without possibility of parole

My good friend was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for murder in 2015. Does he have a chance to ever be released? Or is there no chance? Can he appeal someday or something? I just can not believe that he is doomed to die in prison!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-02-2018, 03:39 AM
MizzyMuffling's Avatar
MizzyMuffling MizzyMuffling is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NC & Germany
Posts: 3,682
Thanks: 3,363
Thanked 3,825 Times in 1,645 Posts
Default Life sentence without possibility of parole

I just googled it and I’m afraid it means „natural life“ - but there are others on here with more fundamental knowledge.
I’m sorry!

Death in prison is a certain sentence: Prisoners are not released early. No one sentenced to life without parole has ever been released on parole, in California or in any other state. Prisoners sentenced to LWOP actually remain in prison for the rest of their lives and die in prison.
__________________
Follow your heart but take your brain with you...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MizzyMuffling For This Useful Post:
Lissa10 (09-06-2018), Ms Sunny (09-02-2018)
  #3  
Old 09-03-2018, 05:09 PM
fbopnomore fbopnomore is offline
Site Moderator

PTO Site Moderator Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 27,460
Thanks: 42,433
Thanked 20,532 Times in 11,944 Posts
Default

Unless the current laws change, or he can successfully appeal his sentence he will not be eligible for an early release from prison, but a change in the future is not impossible.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fbopnomore For This Useful Post:
Lissa10 (09-06-2018), Sarianna (09-04-2018)
  #4  
Old 10-06-2018, 11:49 AM
choclgs's Avatar
choclgs choclgs is offline
Carolina traveler
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Carolinas
Posts: 7,277
Thanks: 5,649
Thanked 3,384 Times in 2,369 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lissa10 View Post
My good friend was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for murder in 2015. Does he have a chance to ever be released? Or is there no chance? Can he appeal someday or something? I just can not believe that he is doomed to die in prison!
There will be legislation addressing sentencing in the upcoming year. The hope is to include lifers, giving them at least the chance of parole if they meet certain conditions. This is not written in stone yet but many of the state's senators have felt the overcrowding in SCDC needs to be addressed and it has a great deal to do with sentencing laws.
__________________
"Waiting is negative; hoping is positive. so try to wait with hope. This will help you remember that you're on your way to something worth waiting for."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-06-2018, 12:06 PM
maytayah's Avatar
maytayah maytayah is offline
Lil British Site Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: England Uk
Posts: 7,292
Thanks: 6,859
Thanked 9,642 Times in 4,051 Posts
Default

It means a natural life sentence with no parole. However legislation is changing. I think unless he is successful in appeal he will serve a long sentence, but a change in the law is a possibility.
__________________
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." Nelson Mandela.

Who cares what they say about us? Because when I am with you I am standing with an army
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-07-2018, 01:35 PM
yourself yourself is offline
attorney
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: around
Posts: 11,861
Thanks: 4,250
Thanked 21,474 Times in 7,511 Posts
Default

After trial and sentence, there is a direct appeal in most cases. The case is appealed and so is the sentence. It is unlikely he will win there as trial is the best chance most people have of getting the best outcome.

After that, unless he can afford successive appeals, he’s pretty stuck. He can start working on his prison resume now, making sure to be right-up free, completing as many programs as possible, doing any education he can, having a job and earning skills whenever possible. The idea is to do as much as he can to rehabilitate himself in the hopes that a few decades from now, he can submit a successful clemency application to the Governor and have his sentence commuted.

Generally, LWOP is called the “toe tag parole” or “the other death sentence”. You and those who care about him can engage in efforts to change the law, support sentencing reform, and make it so that he can get relief that way. A good place to start networking with others going through the same thing and find general information is https://www.theotherdeathpenalty.org
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to yourself For This Useful Post:
choclgs (10-08-2018), maytayah (10-07-2018), Sarianna (10-08-2018)
  #7  
Old 10-08-2018, 09:02 AM
choclgs's Avatar
choclgs choclgs is offline
Carolina traveler
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Carolinas
Posts: 7,277
Thanks: 5,649
Thanked 3,384 Times in 2,369 Posts
Default S.c. Criminal defense: Life-without-parole reforms in focus

This blog may offer some insight in what's taking place in South Carolina when it comes to LWOP:

S.C. CRIMINAL DEFENSE: LIFE-WITHOUT-PAROLE REFORMS IN FOCUS
https://www.mattbodmanlaw.com/posts/...arole-reforms/
__________________
"Waiting is negative; hoping is positive. so try to wait with hope. This will help you remember that you're on your way to something worth waiting for."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone that knows anyone who has a life sentence with possibility of parole sntrammell Missouri General Prison Talk, Introductions & Chit Chat 3 07-04-2012 11:34 AM
Life with possibility sentence in Alabama janie1976 Alabama General Prison Talk, Introductions & Chit Chat 18 12-20-2011 04:39 AM
Life without the possibility of parole martyhappybunny Loving a Lifer 19 02-14-2007 09:35 PM
GA Parole possibility (How Long Will He Serve on a Life w/Parole Sentence) morgan72 Georgia Parole, Probation, Work Release & Community Service 3 06-04-2006 10:50 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics