The Nation: Full Circle for Patty

"In some ways she took it a good deal better than her lawyers." So said Albert Johnson, a leading member of Patty Hearst's defense team last week, after the 22-year-old publishing heiress was found guilty of armed bank robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony. The prisoner had visits from her parents and spent several hours talking to probation officers who will issue recommendations on her sentence. The rest of the week she read, watched TV and ate her meals with other inmates. Though she could draw as much as 35 years in prison when Federal Judge Oliver...

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