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How long is a life sentence really?

What am I really looking at if I get a life sentence for murder? 20-30 years? Who decides that - judge?

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    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    The parole and pardon board determine your actual time behind bars. In Illinois, you would be facing 20-60 years, serving 100% of the time. Of course, with aggravating factors, you can be sentenced here to natural life, which means you will live out your life in prison without any chance of parole.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/27/2013
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