As long as there are crimes, there will be punishment. Punishment depends upon the nature of the crime. In spite of the fact that a sentence longer than a perpetrators’ life span is not possible from a practical point of view. There have been instances where people have been sentenced to terms in excess of a human being’s lifetime.
Have you ever wonder what the longest prison sentences ever given are? Here are the top 20 longest prison sentences ever.
Sentence: 7 consecutive life sentences
In 1996, Georgians Ryan Brandt and Jeffrey Kollie were prosecuted by the US judiciary for committing armed robbery. They were sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences and 265 years each for their crime. It was the longest sentence in the history of Georgia.
Sentence: 330 years
Norman Schmidt defrauded hundreds of investors by promising them attractive high rates. This American citizen robbed them of millions of dollars.
Sentence: 439 years
American citizen Dwayne Whitaker received a jail term of 439 years for burglaries, robberies and attack on senior citizens in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco in July and August 2008. He was found guilty on two counts of first degree burglary, one count of attempted robbery, one count of first degree robbery, two counts of elder abuse and assault.
Sentence: 480 years
In the year 2009, US citizen Guillermo Ocampo was prosecuted for drugging and sexual molesting a 13-year-old girl. convicted Ocampo of 13 felony counts including four counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, and five counts of lewd acts on a child.
Sentence: 525 years
St. Lucie County Circuit Court, jury convicted this criminal of one count of soliciting for sex over the internet, 100 counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of transmitting child pornography.
Sentence: 624 years
The United States judiciary gave 99 years each for 6 counts to Mark Anthony Beecham, which included first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree rape and three counts of first degree sodomy; plus 20 years for felony first degree theft and 10 for felony first-degree bail jumping.
Sentence: 845 years
Sholam Weiss robbed investors of their money, resulting in the bankruptcy of National Heritage Life Insurance Corporation of New York.