Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions at the Kansas military prison where she’s serving her 35-year sentence, her attorney said.
The transgender Army private was accused of having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things. Her attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a news release that Manning was convicted of all charges after a closed four-hour disciplinary board hearing in which she had no counsel.
Manning received 21 days of recreational restrictions limiting access to the gym, library and outdoors. The maximum punishment she could have faced was indefinite solitary confinement.
It’s beginning to look like this one just has a hard time playing by the rules, isn’t it?
In a perfect world, national security threat twins Chelsea Manning and Hillary Clinton would end up cell mates at Leavenworth. At her train wreck of a press conference about her email server today, Mrs. Bill looked like she was already trying to get comfortable in orange prison garb: