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  1. In the United States, life imprisonment is amongst the most severe punishments provided by law, depending on the state, and second only to the death penalty.According to a 2013 study, 1 of every 2,000 inhabitants of the U.S. were imprisoned for life as of 2012.

  2. The life sentence Graham received meant he had a life sentence without the possibility of parole, "because Florida abolished their parole system in 2003". Graham's case was presented to the United States Supreme Court, with the question of whether juveniles should receive life without the possibility of parole in non-homicide cases.

  3. Prisoners of American nationality sentenced to life imprisonment. For prisoners held by a jurisidiction of the United States that were sentenced to life imprisonment, see Category:Prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment by United States jurisdictions

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  5. Name Sentence start Sentence term Country Description Terry Nichols: 1995 161 life sentences plus 9,300 years without parole United States Convicted of 161 counts of first degree murder, first degree arson, and conspiracy by the state court of Oklahoma for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995; also sentenced in federal court for terrorism and eight counts of involuntary ...

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    Sentence Start
    Sentence Term
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    1995
    161 life sentences plus 9,300 years ...
    2007
    74 life sentences, minimum 2,020 years
    2004
    67 life sentences plus 5,200 years ...
    2020
    52 life sentences plus 480 years without ...
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    In 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that sentencing minors to life without parole, automatically (as the result of a statute) or as the result of a judicial decision, for crimes other than intentional homicide, violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on "cruel and unusual punishments", in the case of Graham v. Florida. Graham v. Florida was a significant case in juvenile justice. In Jacksonville, Florida, Terrence J. Graham tried to rob a restaurant along with three adolescent accomplices. During the robbery, one of Graham's accomplices had a metal bar that he used to hit the restaurant manager twice in the head. Once arrested, Graham was charged with attempted armed robbery and armed burglary with assault/battery. The maximum sentence he faced from these charges was life without the possibility of parole, and the prosecutor wanted to charge him as an adult. During the trial, Graham pleaded guilty to the charges, resulting in three years of probation, one year of which...

    In a number of countries, life imprisonment has been effectively abolished. Many of the countries whose governments have abolished both life imprisonment and indefinite imprisonment have been culturally influenced or colonized by Spain or Portugal and have written such prohibitions into their current constitutional laws (including Portugal itself but not Spain).[citation needed]

  6. Name Sentence start Sentence term Country Description Terry Nichols: 1995 161 life sentences plus 9,300 years without parole United States Convicted of 161 counts of first-degree murder, first-degree arson, and conspiracy by the state court of Oklahoma for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995: also sentenced in federal court for terrorism and eight counts of involuntary ...

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