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Crimes and Sentencing of 10-20-Life Felons

Crime Type
10-Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence

The 10-20-Life law provides a 10-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for those who pull a gun while committing a crime.

10 yr Mandatory crime types: Robbery (61.3%), Other Violent (13.8%), Burglary (14.0%), Murder (7.4%), Weapons (1.2%), Drugs (1.4%), Lewd Behavior (0.9%)

  • Of the 3,887 felons currently in the Department’s custody with a 10-20-Life sentence, 1,909 (49.1%) received 10 years as their longest mandatory minimum term.

  • Robbery accounts for 1,170 (61.3%) of the 1,909 whose longest mandatory sentence is 10 years.

  • Other violent crime (aggravated assault, aggravated battery, carjacking, etc.) accounts for 264 (13.8%) of the 1,909 whose longest mandatory sentence is 10 years.

  • Burglary accounts for 268 (14.0%) of the 1,909 whose longest mandatory sentence is 10 years.

  • Murder or manslaughter accounts for 142 (7.4%) of the felons whose longest mandatory sentence is 10 years. This category includes crimes of attempt, accessory, and conspiracy to commit the crime of murder.

  • Sexual or lewd behavior accounts for 17 (0.9%) of the 10-year mandatory felons.


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