Life Sentence centers on a young woman (Lucy Hale) diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to "live like she was dying."

Life Sentence - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Life Sentence - List of prisoners with whole-life orders - Netflix

This is a list of prisoners who have received a whole-life order through some mechanism in jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. It has been reportedly issued in approximately 100 cases since its introduction in 1983, although some of these prisoners have since died in custody, or had their sentences reduced on appeal. There are now believed to be at least 75 prisoners currently serving whole life sentences in England and Wales. These include some of Britain's most notorious criminals, including the “Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Sutcliffe. A number of these prisoners, including Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, have died in prison since being sentenced. There are also a number of prisoners, including police killer David Bieber, whose sentences have been reduced on appeal. However, some of Britain's most notorious murderers are not among those serving whole-life sentences. These include convicted child killers Roy Whiting and Ian Huntley. However, both murderers have been issued 40-year minimum terms by the High Court, which means that they are likely to remain imprisoned for most if not all of their remaining lives, while many other less notorious prisoners are in a similar position due to the length of their minimum terms and the age they will be when they can be considered for parole. A number of prisoners serving whole life sentences have challenged the legality of whole life sentences in the High Court or European Court of Human Rights. These include Jeremy Bamber and Gary Vinter, whose second legal challenge to the European Court of Human Rights was successful, although the High Court later ruled that whole life sentences could still be issued as long as they were reviewed within 25 years of being issued. Arthur Hutchinson has challenged his sentence at least four times in both the High Court and the European Court of Human Rights, but has been unsuccessful each time. A fresh legal challenge to the European Court of Human Rights is now pending from Jamie Reynolds.

Life Sentence - Sentenced by judges - Netflix

Since the European Court of Human Rights decision, only trial judges and the High Court have had the right to decide that a killer should never be released. In that time, there have been at least 63 instances of trial judges recommending that an offender should never be released. Several of these prisoners have had their whole-life tariffs reduced on appeal by the High Court.

Life Sentence - References - Netflix