Daniel was sentenced today to 45 months in prison.
Read Daniel's letter to the Judge from his jail cell, explaining the crisis of conscience that drove his whistleblowing.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has asked to file a brief in support of Daniel Hale outlining how his disclosures of abusive and arbitrary terrorist watchlist systems helped numerous clients get off No-Fly lists.
The Court has ruled that DOJ does not have to show any evidence of harm at sentencing.
Sentencing has been rescheduled to July 27.
Daniel has been moved from quarantine to "administrative segregation" at the Alexandria Detention Center while he awaits sentencing. This represents a small improvement in conditions, with more rec time outside the cell, but he still is under restrictive lockdown conditions and lacks access to counseling, to minimal reading materials, and to news and information. Please continue to write letters and send printed news items, as detailed below.
The government placed Daniel Hale in conditions of solitary confinement pre-sentencing because of "concerns" about his mental health. Last week, another inmate committed suicide at this same facility, the Alexandria Detention Center, where Chelsea Manning was also held at the time of her suicide attempt. Awaiting your sentence should not be a death penalty.
On April 28th, Daniel was arrested for alleged parole violations and taken into custody in Alexandria, VA. In a closed hearing on May 4th, Daniel's bond was revoked and he has been placed in conditions of solitary confinement, supposedly out of concern for mental health issues. Please check back here for more updates, and follow @JesselynRadack on Twitter.