ACTUAL TIME SERVED
One of the great challenges parents face today is the apparent lack of consequences that permeate our society. One aspect of our judicial system provides an example of this sad fact.
In spite of the length of sentences for various crimes, the actual time served is often much less: (From 1996) Median time served for murder in US: 5.5 years. Median time served for rape: 3 years. Median time served for robbery: 2.25 years. Median time served for assault: 1.25 years.
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