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Crime > Punishment Stats: compare key data on Russia & United States

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STAT Russia United States
Crimes possibly attracting life sentence See details Varies by state
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence No Varies by state
Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Has life imprisonment Yes, but only for men between 18 and 65 years. Yes
Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : max. 10 years' imprisonment Yes ( de jure )
Maximum length of sentence 25 years' imprisonment or 30 years in special circumstances for all women and men above age 65 None
Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 25 years 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)

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