A Manhattan judge has sentenced Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail and five years of probation. McMillan has spent the last two weeks in custody at Rikers Island after Judge Ronald Zweibel refused to grant her bail at her felony conviction on May 5.

In an interview with the Voice at Rikers, McMillan said her attorney Martin Stolar told her to expect a sentence of two years: "Two years is nothing compared to what other people in here deal with."

McMillan faced up to seven years in prison. Nine members of the jury that convicted her after a four week trial sent a letter to Judge Zweibel pleading him to show leniency and not sentence her to any jail time. "We feel that the felony mark on Cecily's record is punishment enough for this case and that it serves no purpose to Cecily or to society to incarcerate her for any amount of time," the letter reads.

Sources in the Manhattan DA's office told the Voice that McMillan was twice offered plea deals that would involve her pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and serving no jail time, but McMillan denied this. Publicly, the DA's office offered her a plea in which she would plead guilty to a felony and serve no jail time, which her team rejected.

[UPDATE] According to a release from the Manhattan DA's Office, Assistant District Attorney Shanda Strain recommended that McMillan serve 90 days and five years probation, perform 500 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.

A statement from Erin Duggan, the Manhattan DA's deputy chief of staff, stresses the "great leniency" that was afforded many of those charged in Occupy-related cases. “The District Attorney’s Office will always uphold the right to freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble," Duggan says. We also have a duty to uphold the law when someone’s action crosses the line between a protected freedom and a crime against another....This defendant chose to take her case to trial, and was convicted by a jury of her peers for a violent felony.”