Factual error: Lt. Caffey (Tom Cruise) wants the two marines to plead guilty and take a deal because he doesn't want the to "spend the rest of their lives in Leavenworth (prison)." The United States Disciplinary Barracks is indeed located in Leavenworth, Kansas. And the US Army and US Air Force send convicted felons there to do their time. However, Marines and members of the United States Navy are sent to Portsmouth Naval Prison in New Hampshire. It is run by the Marines.
Lt. Daniel Kaffee finally makes Col. Jessup admit that he was giving the order for a Code Red. Dawson and Downey are found 'not guilty' on most charges, but 'guilty' on the charge of conduct unbecoming a US Marine. Though they avoid jail time, they are dishonourably discharged from the Marines.
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