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


STAT United States Venezuela
Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Varies by state No life imprisonment sentence
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Varies by state No life imprisonment sentence
Has indefinite sentence Yes No
Has life imprisonment Yes No
Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Yes ( de jure ) ??
Maximum length of sentence None 30 years
Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state) Varies, depending on sentence


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