Gone in 60 Seconds

Dale M. Brumfield
4 min readMay 27, 2022

Joe Munch holds the record for the shortest prison sentence ever

Crime and punishment stories are filled with extremes, especially in sentencing. Thai native Chamoy Thipyaso was a woman sentenced to an incredible 1,41,078 years for her involvement in a pyramid scheme that conned more than 16,000 Thailand residents. Years later, a law passed in Thailand stipulated that the maximum prison term in fraud cases could not exceed 20 years. This law reduced Thipyaso’s sentence from over one million years to just over eight years.

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 12 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.