Chelsea Manning removed from solitary confinement: report

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Representatives for Chelsea Manning said Thursday that the whistleblower has been moved out of solitary confinement.

“After 28 days in so-called ‘administrative segregation’ (solitary confinement), Chelsea has finally been moved into general population at Truesdale Detention Center,” representatives said in a tweet from Manning’s account.



{mosads}A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said it could not comment on individual inmate assignments.

Manning served seven years in prison for providing classified documents to WikiLeaks before then-President Obama commuted her sentence in 2017. In March, she was jailed in Alexandria, Va., for contempt after refusing a grand jury subpoena to testify against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) spoke out in support of Manning earlier this week, calling her conditions “torture” and saying that solitary confinement should be banned.

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne has denied Manning was being kept in solitary confinement to begin with, saying prisoners in administrative segregation retain access to visitors, books, recreation and time outside their cells.

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