How long was Jeffrey Dahmer in prison?



Jeffrey Dahmer's killing spree lasted from 1978 until 1991 - a huge 13 years. During this time he killed 15 men and two children (that we know of).


However, he only served a tiny amount of time in prison for his heinous crimes.


How long was Jeffrey Dahmer in prison?


From the date of his arrest on July 22, 1991, until his death, Dahmer was in custody for a total of three years, four months and six days.


At his formal sentencing on February 17, 1992, Jeffrey Dahmer was given 15 life sentences, which equates to 957 years.


The time between his formal sentencing and his death was just two years, nine months and 11 days.


Where was Jeffrey Dahmer jailed?


Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.


Did Jeffrey Dahmer get the death penalty?


No. He was tried in the state of Wisconsin which abolished the death penalty in 1853. Unlike fellow infamous serial killers Ted Bundy and Pogo The Killer Clown aka John Wayne Gacy.


Where did Jeffrey Dahmer die?


Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. He was 34-years-old. He was killed by Christopher Scarver, another inmate.