From what I have read, I was of the opinion that Life was on average 12 years. It's a pity Life didn't get based on the Three Score and Ten for some of the scum that gets about these days, or better still any life sentence to be commuted to Hanging !!Some time ago I read that on average the actual term served in prison for a life sentence was only 7 years. Can any body confirm this is true or is it only another "fact" dreamt up by the newspapers.
Term minimum handed out.