NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - She said she doesn't want her two sons to join the vulnerable group of high-risk children with mothers in prison.
Kane testified her two sons have been struggling since her conviction in her perjury and obstruction trial.
Monday afternoon, she said in court, "I really don't care what happens to me."
But, she says: "There is no more torture in the world than to watch your children suffer and know you had something to do with it."
Kane added, her 14-year-old son, Zachary, didn't attend the sentencing because "he couldn't even bear it." Her 15-year-old son, Chris, asked a judge for leniency for his mother earlier Monday.
She shares joint custody with her estranged husband.
Kane told a judge she ran for the office to help people, not to seek power or carry out any personal agenda.
Her lawyers plan to appeal.
The 15-year-old son of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane pleaded for leniency Monday at sentencing in her perjury and obstruction trial while her former deputies described an office demoralized by her leadership and terrorized by "Nixonian espionage."