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

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STAT Saudi Arabia United States
Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Homosexuality, witchcraft Varies by state
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Apostasy, Drug trafficking, Willful killing, Varies by state
Has indefinite sentence No 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 Never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)

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