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zraver
21 Aug 13,, 17:26
The Army soldier who leaked more than 700,000 Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and diplomatic cables while working as an intelligence analyst was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison.

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 25, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks, faced up to 90 years in prison. He was credited with 1,294 days already served and was and be dishonorably discharged. He could be eligible for parole before he reaches the age of 40.

Manning gets 35 years in WikiLeaks case | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/21/manning-gets-35-years-in-wikileaks-case/?test=latestnews)

TopHatter
21 Aug 13,, 18:38
Seems fair. Long enough (barely) to fit the crime but not so long as to seem punitive.

Doktor
21 Aug 13,, 18:40
I always wondered how the judges come to final sentence - the years behind the bars.

Looking at the verdict it seems balanced, and if you think about it even harsh. He will be 40-60 when out, without job or savings. His life is done.
OTOH, doing simple calculation it seems too low (~55 documents per day).

zraver
21 Aug 13,, 18:48
That was my general feeling. With time served the sentence is 31.5 years. With good time he stands to remove another 4.7 years off his sentence for a total time served of around 25 years. He'll be 50 when he gets out. Middle aged but not old.

Pedicabby
21 Aug 13,, 20:42
Will he do his time in a military prison?

TopHatter
21 Aug 13,, 20:55
Will he do his time in a military prison?
Most definitely. Probably Fort Leavenworth.

zraver
21 Aug 13,, 22:17
Most definitely. Probably Fort Leavenworth.

I think any sentence over 10 years automatically has him taking the long course at Leavenworth.

Pedicabby
21 Aug 13,, 22:25
Long course?

zraver
21 Aug 13,, 22:31
Long course?

Somebody, I think it was AR posted an article that officers attending the Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth call it the "short course" they are just there for school. While nearby bad troops get enrolled in the "long course" which is a military prison sentence exceeding 10 years.

Blademaster
22 Aug 13,, 02:16
He is eligible for parole after 7 years.

zraver
22 Aug 13,, 02:19
He is eligible for parole after 7 years.

No parole in the federal system, they use good time instead. he can get 54 days commuted for each year he serves without other infractions or crimes.

the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 created a United States Sentencing Commission to establish sentencing guidelines for the federal courts and established a regime of determinate sentences. The Chairman of the Parole Commission is an ex-officio, non-voting, member of the Sentencing Commission. The decision to establish sentencing guidelines was based in substantial part on the success of the U.S. Parole Commission in developing and implementing its parole guidelines. On April 13, 1987, the U.S. Sentencing Commission submitted to Congress its initial set of sentencing guidelines, which took effect on November 1, 1987. Defendants sentenced for offenses committed on or after November 1, 1987 serve determinate terms under the sentencing guidelines and are not eligible for parole consideration.

http://www.justice.gov/uspc/history.htm

Blademaster
22 Aug 13,, 02:56
There is parole for military sentences. See here:
Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) (http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/Clemency-Parole.cfm)

Officer of Engineers
22 Aug 13,, 03:00
There is parole for military sentences. See here:
Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) (http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/Clemency-Parole.cfm)He will be discharged and no longer under the jurisdiction of the miltiary.

bonehead
22 Aug 13,, 06:50
The sentence is lacking. Not once will he have to face all the servicemen who are going to be placed at a greater risk because of his actions.

TopHatter
22 Aug 13,, 16:18
And now he wants a sex change. He's now "Chelsea"

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman (http://news.yahoo.com/bradley-manning-says-wants-live-woman-120700028.html)

1980s
22 Aug 13,, 17:02
And now he wants a sex change. He's now "Chelsea"

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman (http://news.yahoo.com/bradley-manning-says-wants-live-woman-120700028.html)

Seems like theres quite a few of these supposed 'women' born as 'men' stories lately: BBC News - The US Navy Seal who went from Chris to Kristin (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23464947)

desertswo
22 Aug 13,, 17:26
And now he wants a sex change. He's now "Chelsea"

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman (http://news.yahoo.com/bradley-manning-says-wants-live-woman-120700028.html)

He might get to live as a "woman" whether he wants to or not.

His gender orientation or whether or not he is eligible for parole notwithstanding, it is my understanding from someone who once had to escort a disgraced Navy Supply Corps Officer (seems he got into gambling in a big way and started cooking various books at his command as a means of paying his debts; don't ask me how) there for a stay as a guest of the government, that there is more than one prison at Leavenworth. I guess there is a state prison nearby, but for sure there is a "regular" federal prison where your Dillinger-types go for a time out, and then there is the military prison run by the Army. Manning won't be associating with any Dillingers. He'll be hanging out with all sorts of military malcontents.

zraver
22 Aug 13,, 18:35
His gender-ID issues were noted long ago. So its not new in that sense.

Doktor
22 Aug 13,, 19:58
The title in my newspaper:

"In the future Manning will leak in sitting position"

Now the whole page is sparkled with light brown, from my coffee.

Monash
23 Aug 13,, 10:02
And now he wants a sex change. He's now "Chelsea"

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman (http://news.yahoo.com/bradley-manning-says-wants-live-woman-120700028.html)

Not the sort of story I'd want leaked to the media just before starting a long term of imprisonment. Sadly I suspect he's going to be very popular inside. Raises an interesting question though, wouldn't this sort of thing be picked by phych profiling during his recruitment?

Doktor
23 Aug 13,, 10:27
Mmm.. he just turned lesbian eh?

Thinking bout it... I'd put her in the same cell as that "chick" from Abu Graib.