Chelsea Manning's Supporters and Legal Team Haven't Been Able to Reach Her For Six Days

U.S. Military via AP
U.S. Military via AP

Chelsea Manning’s attorneys and support team say they haven’t been able to reach her for six days, and that she has missed several planned phone calls. The imprisoned former military intelligence analyst attempted suicide in July and was placed in solitary confinement last month as punishment.

Manning was sentenced to two weeks of solitary confinement for the suicide attempt, but had one week suspended. Her attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, said Sunday that Manning hasn’t been in touch


A Twitter account manned by her support team says they are very concerned. Before the weekend she had already missed three planned phone calls with them.

Manning is imprisoned at the military correctional facility at Fort Leavenworth. Military officials have not issued any statement explaining her whereabouts.

Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

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"Not a real" DrDonna

The number of people who seem to think that she’s been treated perfectly normally for a prisoner-and that how she’s been treated is absolutely how prisoners should be treated-is viscerally sickening.