Friday, October 30, 2009

Time at Guantanamo Considered at Sentencing

An al-Qaeda agent was sentenced to an 8 year imprisonment, as opposed to the maximum 15 years, because the judge took into account the 6+ years he had spent while captive on a Navy brig without charges. I think the judge was absolutely correct in his decision; if someone is found guilty of a crime that would put them in prison for X years, why shouldn't we subtract the number of years already served (in Guantanamo or elsewhere) before they were charged with the crime?

No comments: