How Leanne's killer was caught. Printable version.
Celebrity Apprentice Meet the stars being put through their paces... Her body was body was found eight months later by a dog walker in woods north of Otley, about 16 miles from her house in Bramley. In many instances, this is a minimum of 15 years without chance of parole.
How are criminals' sentences decided? They included an indecent assault on a seven-year-old girl after she was tied to the drainpipe of a church in Bramley, Leeds, in 1984.
In the US, once someone has been sent to prison on a life sentence, it's hard for him or her to get out. BBC Copyright Notice. Ian Brady, Ian Huntley and Harold Shipman are among the notorious prisoners who have faced this lifetime sentence.
Could UK immigration stop a killer? The court also ruled that prison overcrowding in California - due in part to severe sentencing and the three strikes programme - violates the same safeguards.Teenagers Serving Life in Prison (Maximum Security Prison)
John Taylor given whole-life sentence for further historical sex attacks 26 October 2018. David Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham City University, says several factors underlie the high number of American convicts imprisoned for life.
More on the justice system. Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including two policewomen. Saturday, 4 December 2004, 02: West Yorkshire Police. Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Killer John Taylor was given a whole life jail term for the historical sex attacks A convicted killer has been handed a whole-life sentence after he admitted a series of "vile and sadistic" sex attacks against women and children.
In the US, budget cuts have forced states to reconsider whether the practice of locking criminals up for long periods of time is cost-effective. Why you can trust BBC News.
This does not include convicts given extremely long sentences with a fixed term, like the Alabama man sentenced to 200 years for kidnapping and armed robbery. The Parole Board then determines whether or not the offender will be granted release - a decision that typically takes six months to be reached.