For leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents, Bradley Manning is set to spend the next three decades in prison.
A military judge on Wednesday sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison — less than the 60 years prosecutors sought, as well as the 90 years he could have received.
The former Army intelligence analyst — convicted in July of stealing 750,000 pages of classified documents and videos and disseminating them to WikiLeaks — will be credited for the roughly three and a half years he’s already served in detention.
The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, also reduced his rank from private first class to private, and ordered him to be dishonorably discharged. Manning also will forfeit pay and benefits.
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