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Bradley Manning Has Been In Prison For 1162 Days

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 25:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (2nd L) is escorted by military police as he leaves
FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 25: U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (2nd L) is escorted by military police as he leaves after the first day of closing arguments in his military trial July 25, 2013 Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, Md. -- As sentencing began for Bradley Manning, the Army private first class who was convicted Tuesday on 19 counts for sending 700,000 files to WikiLeaks, the judge overseeing his case made a brief but telling announcement.

Manning, said Col. Denise Lind, has been in confinement for 1,162 days. For the degrading conditions he endured while imprisoned at the Quantico Marine brig, where he was forced to sleep naked at night and kept in solitary confinement, she had previously awarded him an additional 112 days credit.

As of Wednesday, Manning will receive a total of 1,274 days -- or three and a half years -- off of any eventual sentence. On paper, the maximum sentence for the crimes he was convicted of is 136 years. So he now only faces a potential 132 and a half years in prison.

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