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Demographics of 10-20-Life Felons

Gender/Race/Ethnicity
of All Qualifying Inmates

Of all 10-20-Life felons, two-thirds (67.6%) received the longest term for using a gun in a crime. About one-third (32.4%) were sentenced for the crime of felon possessing a gun.

Likewise, among the small number of female 10-20-Life felons (93), almost three-fourths (73.1%) received their longest term for using a gun in a crime and (26.9%) were sentenced for the crime of felon possessing a gun.

MAXIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCE
  3 YR 10 YR 20 YR 25 YR-LIFE LIFE TOTAL
GENDER
MALES

1,236

1,868

238

374

78

3,794

FEMALES

25

41

10

17

0

93

TOTAL

1,261

1,909

248

391

78

3,887

RACE / ETHNICITY

WHITE NOT HISPANIC

463

592

70

140

19

1,284

BLACK NOT HISPANIC

765

1,255

163

242

57

2,482

HISPANIC

28

55

9

9

2

103

OTHER NOT HISPANIC

5

7

6

0

0

18

TOTAL

1,261

1,909

248

391

78

3,887


Race:  white=41% 3yrs, 49% 10yrs, 8% 20yrs, and 12% 25yrs; black=44% 3yrs, 41% 10yrs, 5% 20yrs, and 10% 25yrs; Hispanic=52% 3yrs,
36% 10yrs, 3% for 20yrs, and 9% 25yrs.


  • Using a gun in a crime accounted for the longest 10-20-Life mandatory sentence for 63.9% of white not Hispanics, for 69.2% of black not Hispanics, and for 72.8% of Hispanics.

  • Among 10-20-Life felons who used a gun in a crime, those whose longest mandatory term was 10 years comprised 72.1% of white not Hispanics, 73.1% of black not Hispanics, and 73.3% of all Hispanics.

Race excluding 3-year mandatory:  white=67% 10yrs, 13% 20yrs, and 20% 25yrs; black=74% 10yrs, 9% 20yrs, and 17% 25yrs; 
Hispanic=73% 10yrs, 7% 20yrs, and 20% 25yrs.




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