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Crimes and Sentencing of 10-20-Life Felons

Types of Crime Committed

OFFENSE TYPE MAXIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCE TOTAL
3 YR 10 YR 20 YR 25 YR-LIFE LIFE
MURDER / MANSLAUGHTER

1

142

93

294

64

594

SEXUAL / LEWD BEHAVIOR

0

17

2

2

0

21

ROBBERY

2

1,170

75

35

8

1,290

OTHER VIOLENT

6

264

67

54

5

396

BURGLARY

1

268

9

6

1

285

PROPERTY / THEFT

0

0

0

0

0

0

DRUGS

0

26

1

0

0

27

WEAPONS

1,251

22

1

0

0

1,274

OTHER

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

1,261

1,909

248

391

78

3,887


  • Less than one-third (32.4%) of the 3,887 felons currently in the Department’s custody with a mandatory minimum sentence under the 10-20-Life legislation received the longest mandatory term for the crime of felon possessing a gun.

  • Only 10 other inmates committed another kind of offense besides a weapons crime that accounts for a crime of felony possession of a gun.

  • Robbery accounts for the longest 10-20-Life mandatory sentence for 49.1% of the 2,626 felons who used a gun in a crime.

  • Other violent crime (aggravated assault, aggravated battery, carjacking, etc.) accounts for the longest mandatory sentence for 14.9% of felons who used a gun in a crime; murder or manslaughter for about 22.6%; and burglary for 10.8%.

  • Sexual or lewd behavior and drug crimes account for very few (21) of the longest mandatory terms imposed under 10-20-Life .
Crime Type:  Highest=robbery at over 1,100 and lowest is drugs with 15.




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