Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
I am puzzled by the long duration. Over here fraud is a relatively mildly sentenced crime as the opponent in the transaction is participating (by letting himself being betrayed).
You refer to violent crime: As the sentence in this case is practically already a life-long sentence, how would someone be sentenced who commited a violent crime?

Arguably, the USA believes in and uses incarceration more than any other country in the world.

I expect that it has something to do with the fact that there are two parallel systems of criminal justice (federal and state).