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Legally Speaking: Post-verdict, Jodi Arias’ life will look like this

While a jury struggles to determine her fate, the possibilities for Jodi Arias’ future are clear — death row at Perryville Prison in Goodyear, Arizona or life in prison. Well, unless they hang. Then her future is either natural life in prison or life with a possibility of parole after 25 years.

If the convicted killer receives a life sentence, Arias will be placed in solitary confinement and maximum security. She could work her way into the general population based on good behavior.

Arias would be able to meet with her lawyers for appeals and other legal issues.

Death row is another story, which it should be.

In the Lumley Unit at Perryville, which houses the female death row inmates, Arias would have extremely limited contact with the outside world. This would be painful for the woman who loves the spotlight.

Arias would live in a 12-foot-by-7-foot concrete cell with a sink, bed, mattress and toilet. She would only be entitled to leave her cell for outdoor exercise and showers — three per week. Her outdoor exercise would be in a secured area three times a week for two hours each time. Again, the murderess would be alone with no inmate contact.

She would be allowed two 10-minute phone calls per week and meetings with her lawyers, as needed.

Most importantly, any visits would be no contact visits and even those would be limited. The two phone calls don’t include legal visits, which are not as limited in number or time.

Arias can repent, pray or ask for forgiveness, but this has to be done in her cell as she would not be entitled to visit any chapel within Perryville.

Arias could pass the time reading as she would be entitled to borrow two books every two weeks. However, she would understandably be entitled to unlimited access of legal materials.

The jury reached a verdict on Thursday.

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