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Crimes and Sentencing of 10-20-Life Felons

Crime Type
25-Year to Life Mandatory Minimum Sentence
(Excluding Life)

The 10-20-Life law provides a mandatory minimum prison sentence from 25 years to life in prison for those who injure or kill a victim by firing a gun while committing a crime.

25 yr to Life Mandatory crime types: Robbery (9.6%), Other Violent (14.0%),  Murder (76.1%)

  • Of the 3,887 felons currently in the Department’s custody with a 10-20-Life sentence, 391 (10.1%) received from 25 years to life (excluding life) as their longest mandatory minimum term.

  • Robbery accounts for 35 (9.0%) of the 391 whose longest mandatory sentence is from 25 years to life.

  • Other violent crime (aggravated assault, aggravated battery, carjacking, etc.) accounts for 54 (13.8%) of the 391 whose longest mandatory sentence is 25 years to life.

  • Murder or manslaughter accounts for 294 (75.2%) of the felons whose longest mandatory sentence is 25 years to life.


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