Chelsea Manning Guilty Of Prison Misconduct, Spared Solitary Confinement

Chelsea Manning
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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army private serving 35 years in prison for leaking government documents, said she was found guilty on four charges of prison misconduct, though she was spared the possible sentence of solitary confinement.

Manning tweeted about the results of her hearing with the prison board Tuesday, saying she was found guilty on all four charges. Manning was charged with disrespect, disorderly conduct, prohibited property and medicine misuse by officials of the United States Disciplinary Barracks, the maximum-security military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where she is serving time for charges including violating the Espionage Act.

“I was found guilty of all 4 charges @ today’s board; I am receiving 21 days of restrictions on recreation–no gym, library or outdoors,” she wrote.

Books and magazines were found in Manning’s cell, prompting the charge of prohibited property.

Books recovered include I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman. Magazines confiscated include the Vanity Fair “Call me Caitlyn” issue with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and a Cosmopolitan with an interview of Manning.

The medicine misuse charge was imposed for an expired tube of toothpaste.

Manning said the disciplinary action will likely add years to her sentence when it comes time for parole hearings.


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