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Chelsea Manning Freed From Jail

She was freed from jail, but for how long? Here's a look at the journey of Chelsea Manning.

The Life of Chelsea Manning

At age 20, she joined the army. At 22, she was sent to Iraq as an intelligence analyst. A few months later, she handed more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks: videos, telegrams and confidential information, all published in the international press, on operations that took place in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At the time, it was the biggest leak of confidential documents in U.S. history. Manning was turned in by an informant and arrested in May 2010.

During her pre-trial detention, numerous activist groups sprung up to demand her release. At age 26, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison by a military tribunal and given a dishonorable discharge. The day after the verdict, she announced that she wanted to change her sex. She was being held in a men's prison, and after a lengthy battle, she won the right to hormone treatment.

During her years behind bars, she attemped suicide more than once. After nearly seven years in prison, on January 18, 2017, Barack Obama decided to commute her sentence — three days before he left office. Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence.

It made sense to commute, and not pardon, her sentence and I feel very comfortable that justice has been served. On May 17, 2017, she left the prison at Fort Leavenworth. On January 14, 2018, Manning announced she would run in the Democratic primary for a Senate seat in Maryland politics. She finished 2nd out of 8 candidates. On March 8, 2019 she was held in contempt of court for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation of WikiLeaks.

“I don’t believe in the grand jury process. I don’t believe in the secrecy of this.” She remained in jail for 62 days and was released on May 9, 2019.

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05/11/2019 12:33 AM

108 comments

  • Lonnie R.
    06/06/2019 17:05

    Treason is punishable by death . Why would government allow cross dresser Obama to commute sentence ?? What he’s got between his legs is what he is !!

  • Jackie H.
    05/31/2019 19:20

    He

  • Al R.
    05/30/2019 21:34

    Born a he always will be a he. Can't change DNA

  • Jack D.
    05/30/2019 10:37

    He should still be in Prison and not allowed to run for any office in goverment

  • Harry S.
    05/29/2019 12:26

    She is a he and DNA will prove it

  • Bruce S.
    05/29/2019 08:34

    His name is Bradley!

  • Mark P.
    05/29/2019 05:23

    Every time it says "she" it really should say it.

  • Martha P.
    05/28/2019 13:49

    Traitor

  • Glinda S.
    05/28/2019 00:46

    He is a,traitor and HE. ,will always be a traitor to the United States. Another Obama slap in the face of hating America

  • Herman G.
    05/27/2019 19:35

    that thing should have been hung by the neck until dead

  • Marty S.
    05/27/2019 16:14

    Should of been put to death for treason

  • GD B.
    05/27/2019 16:05

    he deserves a bullet in his head. nothing more and nothing less

  • Iona S.
    05/26/2019 02:16

    IT IS A HE, NOT A SHE...AND HE IS A TRAITOR AND SHOULD STILL BE IN JAIL.

  • John B.
    05/25/2019 20:19

    Criminal

  • Donna O.
    05/25/2019 02:31

    In most states felons have to serve a waiting period before they can even vote, and Manning already ran for office. Something is wrong here. He should be ineligible for office.

  • Sharon Z.
    05/25/2019 00:38

    Not a she....born a man, still a man

  • Howard M.
    05/25/2019 00:25

    You are delusional. HE is a traitor.

  • Bobby K.
    05/23/2019 22:35

    Another Pos

  • Keith H.
    05/23/2019 00:26

    That is not a her, thats an it.

  • Diane F.
    05/23/2019 00:07

    He joined the army, was not a she until imprisoned

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