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Old 11-03-2018, 10:01 PM
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Default Difference between a long sentence and life in prison

What is the difference in prison life for a person that has a long prison sentence vs life in prison? For example, let's say two guys were charged with murder. One guy received a life sentence and the other guy received a 50 year sentence. How does their time in prison differ?
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What is the difference in prison life for a person that has a long prison sentence vs life in prison? For example, let's say two guys were charged with murder. One guy received a life sentence and the other guy received a 50 year sentence. How does their time in prison differ?
I believe the person that has 50 years gets gain time vs a lifeer who doesn't because he was sentenced to life where there sentence expires when they do.
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As above said, though 50 years is virtually a death sentence in a Florida prison.
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Is there a difference in prison life? An attorney told us that life is much worse for a lifer. They are watched a lot more and can't do certain programs. I think a lifer can never get into medium custody, but the charges are going to be very serious. I don't know if they will allow a person with a 50 year sentence to ever get into medium custody.
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That's not what my friend has led me to believe. His bunkie is a lifer and he seems to do just as well as anyone else there. He's already been in 25+ years. He has a job in property. He is treated the same as my friend with a 20 yr sentence.
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