Challenge 92

Reducing prisoners' penalties

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One official visited a penitentiary and reduced prison sentences by half. That is: prisoners who were supposed to be 10 years old, were now 5 years old; who was to fulfill 2 became only 1, and so on.

What did he do to resolve the issue of prisoners who were sentenced to life imprisonment?

* challenge sent by user Fabiano Ewerton.