How much time do you actually serve on a 20 year prison sentence?

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asked Oct 16, 2017 in Law Enforcement/Police by Foxy (550 points)
How much time do you actually serve on a 20 year prison sentence?

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answered Oct 16, 2017 by Shawn (36,990 points)
It depends on the state the sentence was handed out in.

Most likely if a person was sentenced to 20 years in prison with parole then they most likely will have to serve 9 or 10 years minimum before being eligible for parole.

There's no guarantee of parole though and the person could have to serve the whole 20 years before being released from prison.

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