A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
He was convicted last month of multiple charges, including violations of the Espionage Act for copying and disseminating the documents while serving as an intelligence analyst at a forward operating base in Iraq.
Manning is required to serve one-third of the sentence, minus three and half years of time served, before he is eligible for parole.
He will only be 33 when he is eligible for parole.
That’s not much of a penalty for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents!