As Bradley Manning undergoes trial for allegedly causing America’s worst ever national security breach, he faces a possible 154 year jail sentence. Time to do the math- Bradley was born in 1987, that makes him 25 years old. Average life expectancy at birth in USA, 76. Assuming he lives till76, that’s a possible waste of 103 years of prison term and a few words the jury may use to announce the sentence. But 154 doesn’t even come close to the longest prison sentences ever given, heck it won’t even feature in the Top-10.
Gabriel March Grandos
Serving since- 1972
Serving till- 386884 AD
In 1972, a twenty two year old, Gabriel March Grandos from Palma de Mallorca was demanded to three hundred eighty four thousand nine hundred and twelve years of sentence for having failed to deliver 42,768 letters. His crime of not delivering the letters resulted in such a huge punishment by the Spanish judiciary. This remains the longest sentence demanded so far in history.
Dudley Wayne Kyzer
Serving since- 1981
Serving till- 11981 AD
For having brutally killed his wife, Dudley Wayne Kyzer was sentenced to imprisonment for 10,000 years in 1981. This remains the longest sentence given in the US till date. Kyzer was convicted of killing his estranged wife, Diane Kyzer, his mother-in-law, Eunice Barringer, and college student Rick Pyron who just happened to be at the Barringer home on Halloween in 1976. He was also given life sentences for each of the crimes in addition to the 10,000 years. The judge justified his verdict in the name of the brutality of the murders. He has been denied parole 9 times. He will be eligible for another parole hearing in 2015.
Bobbie Joe Long
Serving since- 1984
Bobbie Joe Long, Florida is a serial killer. He was sentenced to 28 life sentences, 99 years sentence and 1 death sentence. He had raped more than 50 women and killed about half the number. In most cases they were raped before murder. He attended an underwater welding course and answered classified ads for small appliances, and if he found a woman alone at home, he would rape her. He was born with an extra x chromosome which resulted in him growing breasts after puberty. With this, the added trauma of the dysfunctional relation he had with his mother as an adolescent is often remarked as the reason for his crimes.
Serving since- 1973
The Mexican American serial killer Juan Corona, California murdered 25 farm workers who worked for him. In a short span of 1 year, he had killed 25 migrant workers who worked for him and had their remains buried. For this act that questioned human nature, he got sentenced for 25 consecutive life imprisonments-as an answer to the 25 lives he took.
Darron Bennalford Anderson
Serving since- 1944
Serving till- 12744 AD
The greatest amount of jail time given as a result of an appeal went to Darron Bennalford Anderson, Oklahoma, USA, found guilty in 1994 of crimes ranging from rape, to kidnapping, larceny, robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to 2,200 years. He appealed, was reconvicted, re-sentenced and received an additional jail term of 9,000 years, later reduced by 500 years. He is reportedly due for release in the year 12,744.
Source: Gadsden Times, Topcultured, Insider Monkey, Tuscaloosa News, Trutv