Judge Michael Davis will be tasked with sentencing in the ISIS case. The federal government is calling for sentences ranging from three to 40 years, while their lawyers and family are asking for lighter time and rehabilitation. Courtney Perry for MPR News file

Judge Michael Davis will be tasked with sentencing in the ISIS case. The federal government is calling for sentences ranging from three to 40 years, while their lawyers and family are asking for lighter time and rehabilitation. Courtney Perry for MPR News file

"ISIS case defendants face sentencing this week" MPR News

Nine Twin Cities men who were part of the nation's largest ISIS conspiracy case will learn their fates this week as a federal judge begins three days of sentencing on Monday. The hearings cap more than two years of a federal investigation that traced the movement of young Minnesotans to the Middle East to take up arms with the so-called Islamic State. The men who'll be sentenced never made it that far, but they still face hard prison time. In determining appropriate sentences, Karen Greenberg noted that judges presiding over ISIS cases used to dole out lighter punishment for younger offenders...and there's a growing sense among national security experts that the United States cannot solve the problem of terror recruitment through incarceration alone. The chances of young radicalized people receiving proper interventions in prison are slim.

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