AP (via WaPo), here, reports that:

[Colonel Denis Lind] found that [PFC Bradley] Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. She awarded a total of 112 days off any prison sentence Manning gets if he is convicted.

The ruling apparently (here) took ninety minutes to read, but will not be made available to the public.

9 Responses to “Breaking News: Manning Awarded 112 Days Credit for Pre-Trial Confinement Issues”

  1. Gordon smith says:

    From my understanding,  Manning is still eligible for LWOP if he’s found guilty of aiding the enemy ad gets the maximum punishment available.  How would that sentencing credit work in that instance?

  2. SFC V says:

    It may reduce the 20 years he would have to serve before the Secretary of the Army can grant him clemency under Article 74. 
     
    I don’t know why they won’t release the opinion.  It’s sort of hard to discuss the propriety of the decision without being able to review it. 

  3. Charlie Gittins says:

    They woman’s release the opinion?  WTF?  The media needs to go to court a la McKinney v. Jarvis and ABC, Inc. v. Whatever his name was and wire brush the Army.  Such f’ing bullshit.  This makes military justice look like the amateurs that actually run it.  

  4. Bridget Wilson says:

    Actually, it just feeds conspiracy theories. I really have to wonder why the Army has not decided to make this, one of the most visible military prosecutions of the last decade more accessible.

  5. CPT K says:

    If only there was some sort of group…of people who knew how to obtain documents….documents that people wanted to read but couldn’t read because they were kept secret…and these people could release those documents to those who would want to read them…so they could determine the propri—-nevermind.

  6. Tami says:

    When I was a defense counsel, any time I got administrative confinement credit for my client, I never wanted the panel to know how many days.  That’s going to pretty hard to do in this case….

  7. John Harwood says:

    “If only there was some sort of group…of people who knew how to obtain documents….documents that people wanted to read but couldn’t read because they were kept secret…and these people could release those documents to those who would want to read them…so they could determine the propri—-nevermind.”
    Ha!  CPT K wins Post of the Year.  That is hilarious.

  8. stewie says:

    Whoa now…the year is only 10 days old…there’s plenty of time for more post of the year submissions!!