Those of us who have been using Twitter for years and years know that the platform is generally a hellscape of bad takes, worse jokes, harassment, and down-pointing fingers that direct you to other tweets. But to people who have spent their lives in far worse scenarios—like, oh, seven years in prison—it’s not that…
A little over a year ago, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals would be allowed to serve openly in the military. “We can’t allow barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications prevent us from recruiting and retaining those who can best accomplish the mission,” he said in the…
Chelsea Manning, whose prison sentence will conclude this May after President Obama commuted her sentence in one of his final monumental acts in office, has published a heartfelt, hopeful open letter in The Guardian, crediting her fellow prisoners for helping her through her time served. It’s a testament to how brave…
In a breaking, staggering bit of good news, President Obama has commuted the prison sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who has been imprisoned for seven years for leaking military documents in 2010. Obama drastically reduced Manning’s 35-year sentence. She will now be freed on May 17.
After attempting suicide twice following stints in solitary confinement, Chelsea Manning formally petitioned President Barack Obama to commute her sentence. The petition surpassed the 100,000 signature mark required to receive a response from the White House, and now it looks like she may get a favorable one.
Last week, Chelsea Manning formally petitioned President Obama for clemency, asking him to reduce the remainder of her 35-year sentence to time served. According to the New York Times, Manning, who pleaded guilty in 2010, has been imprisoned for longer than any other whistleblower in American history.
After her supporters and legal team were unable to reach her for six days, Chelsea Manning has been located alive. Her attorney Nancy Hollander says she was being kept in solitary confinement, apparently for an unspecified disciplinary infraction.
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.
Prison officials at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas have sentenced Chelsea Manning to 14 days in solitary confinement following a July suicide attempt, which they said “interfered with the good order, safety, and running of the facility,” the Guardian reports. Seven of the 14 days have been suspended indefinitely.
Chelsea Manning will finally receive the proper treatment for her gender dysphoria and will begin the process for an eventual gender transition surgery.
Chelsea Manning kicked off a hunger strike from her Fort Leavenworth prison cell on Friday, saying that won’t be consuming anything more than water and medication until she’s adequately treated for her gender dysphoria.
Attorneys for imprisoned former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning confirmed on Monday that she attempted suicide last week. Manning’s lawyers said she is expected to remain under observation for the next several weeks. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth for…
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of Justice are locked in a battle over Chelsea Manning’s hair length. The DOJ says Manning, currently serving 35 years for leaking classified military documents, can’t be permitted to grow her hair longer than two inches. Her hair could pose “pose a significant…
Chelsea Manning, a transgender US army soldier currently serving a 35-year-sentence for sharing government secrets with WikiLeaks, has been threatened with indefinite solitary confinement for several completely innocuous, scarily trumped-up “violations.”
One of Chelsea Manning's requests have finally been heard, even though it is in name only.