Steve Mullis
January 8, 2013

At a pretrial hearing Tuesday at Fort Meade in Maryland, a military judge reduced the potential sentence for the Army private who allegedly sent a mass of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.

Col. Denise Lind found that the nine months Pfc. Bradley Manning spent in solitary confinement in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., was illegal, The Associated Press reports. She credited a total of 112 days toward any prison sentence Manning receives if convicted.

Manning was kept in a windowless cell 23 hours a day, often without any clothing. Officials have said it was to keep him from harming himself.

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