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How long was Jeffrey Dahmer in prison and what was his full sentence?

September 27, 2022

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s evil deeds shocked the world when his crimes were first uncovered and now Netflix is ​​putting the serial killer in the spotlight in its latest drama series.

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story details how the Milwaukee Cannibal killed 17 men and boys during a 13-year kill spree between 1978 and 1991.

Unsurprisingly, the serial killer received a lengthy prison sentence for his crimes, but how long was his full sentence and how long did Jeffrey Dahmer spend in prison?

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s full sentence

Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to 16 life sentences for his crimes.

According to Crime Museum, Dahmer’s full sentence amounted to 957 years.

When Dahmer’s case went to trial in early 1992, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of murder in Wisconsin and a 16th murder in Ohio.

Without the possibility of parole, Dahmer would have spent the rest of his life in prison, no matter what happened to him.

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How long was Jeffrey Dahmer in jail?

Despite a full sentence of 957 years, Jeffrey Dahmer only spent three years and four months behind bars.

That’s because his prison sentence was cut short on Nov. 28, 1994, when Dahmer was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.

From the date of his arrest on July 22, 1991, Dahmer was held for a total of three years, four months and six days until his death at the age of 34.

Meanwhile, the time between his official conviction on February 17, 1992 and his death was two years, nine months and 11 days.

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What is the longest prison sentence of all time?

Although Dahmer’s sentence is undeniably heavy, it is far from the longest prison sentence in history.

The record goes to Chamoy Thipyaso, a Thai woman who defrauded more than 16,000 people in a pyramid scheme worth $204 million. In 1989, she was sentenced to 141,078 years in prison. However, Thai law specified that those convicted of fraud could not serve more than 20 years, meaning her mandatory release date was set for 2009 – although she was paroled after just eight years in 1997.

In the United States, the longest sentence ever handed down was given to Charles Robinson Scott in 1994. He was sentenced to 5,000 years for six counts of raping a three-year-old girl, totaling 30,000 years.

And finally, the highest number of life sentences for which a person has been sentenced is that of Terry Nichols for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. He was sentenced to 161 life sentences plus 9,300 years .

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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream now on Netflix following its release on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

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