The longest prison sentence ever requested was 384,912 years of jail — but not for any violent crime!
In 1972, a 22-year-old Spanish man named Gabriel March Grandos was sentenced to 384,912 years in prison, the longest sentence on record. Despite the harsh sentence, Grandos was not guilty of murder or any other violent crime.
Instead, Grandos was punished for failing to deliver 42,768 letters during his job as a post officer. The man was accused of fraud for losing the letters.
The second longest sentence ever handed down happened in 1989 in Thailand when Chamoy Thipyaso was found guilty of defrauding over 16,000 Thais in a pyramid scheme valued at over $204 million. Thipyaso was sentenced to 141,078 years.
In the United States, the longest sentence ever given was 30,000 years to Oklahoma child rapist Charles Scott Roberts.