New Zealand

New Zealand Punishment Stats


Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Murder (mandatory unless manifestly unjust) manslaughter , certain drug related 2014
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Treason 2014
Has indefinite sentence Yes 2014
Has life imprisonment Yes 2014
Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : must have minimum term set 2014
Maximum length of sentence None 2014
Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years, 17 years, 20 years, 30 years or never; individually set by judge 2014


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