Normally in life, people get a second chance after screwing up only once.

Jorge Ramon Hernandez got a “ ‘second’ second chance,” as a federal judge told him on Thursday, when she cut him a sweet break on his prison sentence.

Twice convicted of importing and dealing the club-drug Molly, Hernandez was sent to prison for three years instead of up to five years. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke took his tumultuous history into account: a stellar military career, two tours of duty in the Middle East and a back injury from a helicopter accident, leading to internal battles with painkillers and PTSD as a civilian struggling to refocus his life in Miami.

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