Chelsea Manning

Lawyers Say Bradley Manning Will Be Eligible for Parole in Seven Years

Sentenced to 35 years yesterday


FORT MEADE, Md., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will be eligible for parole in seven years, despite being sentenced to 35 years, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 decades behind bars for giving more than 700,000 secret U.S. files to WikiLeaks.

The sentence was considerably less than the 60 years sought by prosecutors, but more than the 25-year sentence sought by defense lawyers.