Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) reiterated his criticism of the Obama administration's treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning a day after it was announced the WikiLeaks suspect would be transferred to a new medium-security prison in Kansas.

"I think we need to hold the Department of Defense and the administration accountable for how this soldier, who hasn't been convicted of anything, is being treated before he [stands] trial," Kucinich told MSNBC on Wednesday.

Kucinich's comments come a day after the Pentagon said Manning, who is accused of leaking classified government documents to the website WikiLeaks, is being moved from a maximum-security brig at Quantico, Va., to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility in Fort Leavenworth.

Manning has been held for more than eight months in pre-trail detention at Quantico. He is said to have been kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day and forced to sleep naked and stand naked in his cell.

At Leavenworth, Manning will reportedly be able to interact with other prisoners. Department of Defense officials say he could receive a small number of visitors there.

Some have criticized Manning’s treatment at Quantico. But Pentagon spokesman Jeh Johnson said Tuesday the Army intelligence analyst's transfer is not a sign the Defense Department regretted the conditions in which he was held.

"Many will be tempted to interpret today's action as a criticism of the pre-trial facility at Quantico," Johnson said. "That is not the case. We remain satisfied that Private Manning's pre-trial confinement at Quantico was in compliance with legal and regulatory standards in all respects, and we salute the military personnel there for the job they did in difficult circumstances."

Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned about a month ago after criticizing the Pentagon’s treatment of Manning, calling it "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid."

Crowley did so again on Wednesday.

"The combination of a more suitable detention facility and pre-trial treatment will hopefully correct mistakes made in the #Manning case,” he tweeted.