Many people get confused when distinguishing a life sentence from a natural life sentence, as they sound extremely similar. Countless people think that they mean the same thing. However, that is not the case; there is a big difference between the two prison sentences.
When a defendant is sentenced to life in prison, they will be eligible for parole after they have served 25 years behind bars.
Contrastingly, an offender who is given a natural life prison sentence will live the rest of their life in a jail cell, until the day that they die.