longest jail sentence passed was in the
United States - 10,000 years for a triple
murder. Dudley Wayne Kyzer was jailed
for 10,000 years by a court in Tuscaloosa,
Alabama, in 1981 for murdering his wife.
He was then sentenced to two life terms
for murdering his mother-in-law and a
In 1994 Oklahoma rapist Darron Bennalford
Anderson received a 2,200-year jail
sentence. When he appealed and won a
new trial, he was convicted again and
resentenced to more than 90 additional
centuries behind bars - including 4,000
years each for rape and sodomy, 1,750
years for kidnapping, 1,000 years for
burglary and robbery, and 500 years
for grand larceny.
In July 1997, the state Court of Criminal
Appeals held that the grand larceny
charge was double jeopardy on the robbery
conviction and thus dismissed it. So
the court cut Anderson's sentence by
500 years, speeding up his release date
to the year 12,744!