Bradley Manning will be eligible for parole after serving one third of his sentence, which will be reduced by the time he has already served in prison plus 112 days.
Defence attorneys had not made a specific sentencing request but pleaded with Judge Colonel Denise Lind not to "rob him of his youth."
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