Physically unattractive criminals in the USA will spend on average 22 more months in prison than their more attractive counterparts. A Cornell University study has found that “unattractive” defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted, and end up with sentences that are, on average, 22 months longer in prison than their hotter criminal counterparts.
In 1906, a man in Seattle was sentenced to one minute in jail for drunkenness and disorder. The original sentence was 30 days, but after an appeal and six months of litigation, it was shortened to one minute. He was kept in jail until the second hand of the jailer’s watch completed a circle.
The record for longest consecutive prison sentence ending with the prisoners release is 68 years. Paul Geidel was convicted of 2nd degree murder at the age of 17 and was released at the age of 86.
The longest prison sentence in the world was 141,078 years for running a Thai pyramid scheme.