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Country vs country: Israel and United States compared: Crime > Punishment stats

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STAT Israel United States
Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Kidnapping child with intent to murder Varies by state
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Murder, terrorism Varies by state
Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Yes Yes ( de jure )
Maximum length of sentence None None
Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 13\u201330 years or never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)

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