902.1  Class "A" felony.

Upon a plea of guilty, a verdict of guilty, or a special verdict upon which a judgment of conviction of a class "A" felony may be rendered, the court shall enter a judgment of conviction and shall commit the defendant into the custody of the director of the Iowa department of corrections for the rest of the defendant's life. Nothing in the Iowa corrections code pertaining to deferred judgment, deferred sentence, suspended sentence, or reconsideration of sentence applies to a class "A" felony, and a person convicted of a class "A" felony shall not be released on parole unless the governor commutes the sentence to a term of years.

Section History: Early form

  [C79, 81, § 902.1]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 96, § 127, 159

Internal References

  Referred to in § 901A.2, 902.2, 903A.2

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