Barrett Brown Sentenced to 63 Months In Prison

Tim finally got access to his phone and tweeted that Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay $890,000 in restitution. So, with time served, two more years. (In a surprise move, Tim, aka “Jim Rogers from the Dallas Morning News,” was called to speak by the defense.) More later, obviously.

UPDATE: Barrett has released a statement:

Good news!

The U.S. government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex. For the next 35 months, I’ll be provided with free food, clothes, and housing as I seek to expose wrongdoing by Bureau of Prisons officials and staff and otherwise report on news and culture in the world’s greatest prison system. I want to thank the Department of Justice for having put so much time and energy into advocating on my behalf; rather than holding a grudge against me for the two years of work I put into in bringing attention to a DOJ-linked campaign to harass and discredit journalists like Glenn Greenwald, the agency instead labored tirelessly to ensure that I received this very prestigious assignment.

Wish me luck!

Comments

  • DallasMom

    Travesty of justice. Makes me sad for Barrett. I think I will send him a book.

  • JSSS

    I’m no fan of Barrett Brown, but that’s bullshit.

  • RAB

    Could we drop off books at D’s Intergalactic Headquarters and have Tim put together a care package for Barrett? (Serious question.)

  • Jim Schermbeck

    Excessive.

  • Neal K

    Federal prosecutors are a thuggish breed.

  • CSP

    No heads up or warning whatsoever? Is that ever done by competent attorneys?

  • Mike Howard

    Nah, don’t beat up on yourself: it wasn’t nearly that bad. Especially not that bad for totally out of the blue!!!

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    No joke, what sort of lawyer does that??

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    This makes me sad. I’m sorry he got such a long sentence. Does he get 2 for 1 or anything or is it straight time?

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    He should already know if he has “earned” his 54 days off for good behavior in each of his first 2 years. 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b) (2008).

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