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Old 06-25-2011, 12:57 AM
TrueLuvWaits529 TrueLuvWaits529 is offline
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Default What does "15 to Life" really mean?:/

My man got sentenced to 15 to life and I'm new to all this and I don't know what the "...to Life" part means really? I'm just confused...anyone know?? any advice would help thanks!
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:53 AM
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It usually means that he will have to serve at least 15 years before he is considered for parole, but that the DoC may keep him for the rest of his life if he is not denied parole at any time.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:05 PM
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It usually means that he will have to serve at least 15 years before he is considered for parole, but that the DoC may keep him for the rest of his life if he is not denied parole at any time.
Do you know what would make them not be eligible for parole? Like only if they get in trouble? Sorry for bugging but I'm barely starting this relationship with him...and i am terrified now that he could be in there for lifeI'm strong enough to wait 10 years but not life:'(

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:32 AM
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Lots of things can effect a parole application outcome, it really depends on the procedures used in the state he is located in. But with a "--to life" sentence, you really do need to get used to the idea that he *may* be there for the rest of his life, because that's what it means.

If you think you are strong enough to wait 10 years, you've already said he has 15 to life, so you'll still need to be strong for an extra 5 years on top of what you think you can handle at the moment. Thing is, us women are far stronger than we believe
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:38 PM
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It can mean many different things, depends on if it's state or federal, and which state if it's state. For example - my aunt had a 65 to life sentence (in Hawaii), was paroled after 5 then only did 3 years parole before she was "off paper." My husband has a 1-30 sentence (in Utah) and the parole board said they want 10 years.
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