Life imprisonment in China

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Life imprisonment in China is legal for a variety of crimes.

Those sentenced to life imprisonment have no possibility of parole if they are convicted of violent crimes, but those sentenced for less-serious offences can be eligible for parole after 10 years. The only way a person can be released for violent offenses is through a pardon by the President of China. Inmates sentenced to life imprisonment are also required to serve some time in solitary confinement. Those under 18 are also subjected to life imprisonment.

Crimes that may carry life imprisonment:

  1. Arson
  2. Murder
  3. Rape
  4. 3rd Conviction of Burglary
  5. Fraud
  6. Embezzlement
  7. Robbery
  8. Creating Pornographic Websites[citation needed]
  9. Kidnapping
  10. Corruption