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What's the point of sentencing someone to 7000 years in prison?

Asked by elbanditoroso (30570points) February 13th, 2020

I was reading about a guy in Florida who, if convicted of all the child porn and molestation counts against him, will be sentenced to 7000 years in prison.

What’s the point of that? The guy, who is 50 or so, isn’t going to live more than another 30–40 years, if that.

It seems like a sentence of 7000 years is just nutty. Who will be alive in the year 9020 to release him, even if he still alive?

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rebbel's avatar

To be on the safe side?
Also, to break someone completely, mentally.
Forty years in prison; there’s a small chance you’ll see the outside, one day.
Life in prison (without parole); there’s not a chance.
Seven thousand years; same as life in prison, only worse (even after you’ve died, and you could look down (or up), at your self, you’d see you’d still be locked).

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Just to show the public they were tough on him and meant business .

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

So if he gets time off for good behavior that it is negligible to his sentence.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t know. It’s like giving someone 5 life terms, to be served consecutively.

SEKA's avatar

To make sure they never get out of prison

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s proof that the matter is taken seriously.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Also consider as a means to get media attention and thus ANY other victims would recognize him .

Patty_Melt's avatar

To let him know he is f_ _ _ed by someone bigger than him, letting him know how it feels.

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