Manning has 1,294 days of credit – 3.55 years – toward his 35-year sentence.
He is eligible for parole after serving at least one-third of the sentence,
The colonel said Manning would reduced in grade, to the rank of private E1, forfeit pay and allowances, and be dishonorably discharged. The she said he would be sentenced to 35 years.
Manning, 25, could be eligible for parole before he turns 35. A third of his 35-year sentence amounts to nearly 12 years, minus the 3.5 years for time served and his illegal confinement makes just over eight years.