Jose Padilla Sentenced to 17 Years, 4 Months
In a blow to the Bush Administration which sought a life sentence, a Miami federal judge today sentenced Jose Padilla to 17 years, 4 months.
The judge factored in Padilla's "harsh" sentencing conditions.
'I do find the [prison] conditions were so harsh that they warranted conditions for sentencing in this case,'' Cooke told a crowded courtroom of attorneys, family members and media.
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