Military prosectors had hoped for a 60-year sentence for the former low-level intelligence analyst, but Judge Colonel Denise Lind chose a lesser sentence. Manning will be eligible for parole after serving one third of his sentence.
Lind said Manning’s sentence would be reduced by the three years for the time he has already spent in prison. The judge had also already agreed to subtract 112 days because of the harsh treatment Manning had to endure after his initial arrest.
Manning will serve his sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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