Crime > Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

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Afghanistan Yes
Albania ??
Argentina Yes
Armenia No
Australia Yes
Austria Yes
Azerbaijan No
Belarus ??
Belgium No
Belize ??
Bolivia No
Bosnia and Herzegovina No
Brazil No
Bulgaria Yes
Canada Yes
Cape Verde No
Chile Yes
China No
Colombia No
Costa Rica No
Croatia No
Cuba No
Cyprus ??
Czech Republic No
Denmark Yes
Dominican Republic No
Ecuador No
Egypt No
El Salvador No
Estonia Yes ( de facto )
Finland Yes
France Yes, but only if decided by court at sentencing
Germany No
Greece Yes
Holy See (Vatican City) No
Honduras No
Hong Kong Yes
Hungary Yes
Iceland Yes
India Yes
Indonesia Yes
Iraq No
Ireland Yes
Israel Yes
Italy Yes
Jamaica Yes
Japan Yes
Jordan No
Kazakhstan Yes
Kiribati ??
Kosovo No
Kyrgyzstan Yes
Laos Yes
Latvia Yes
Lebanon No
Lithuania Yes
Macau No
Malaysia Yes
Mexico No
Morocco No
Nepal No
Netherlands Yes ( de facto )
New Zealand Yes
Nicaragua No
Nigeria Yes
North Korea Yes ( de facto and de jure )
Norway Yes
Pakistan ??
Panama No
Paraguay No
Peru Yes
Poland No
Portugal No
Republic of Macedonia Yes
Republic of the Congo No
Romania No; replaced by 25 years' imprisonment at age 60
Russia No
Saudi Arabia No
Serbia No
Singapore Yes
Slovakia Yes
Slovenia Yes
Somalia No
South Africa No
South Korea No
Spain No
Sweden Yes
Switzerland Yes
Syria No
Tajikistan No
Tunisia No
Turkey Yes
Turkmenistan No
Ukraine No
United States Yes
Uruguay No
Uzbekistan No
Venezuela No
Vietnam Yes ( de jure )


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