Locked up

Chelsea Manning threatened with solitary confinement over tube of toothpaste

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Chelsea Manning, the ex-Army intelligence officer who was formerly known as Bradley Manning and is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth for leaking secret government documents, has reportedly been threatened by prison officials with indefinite solitary confinement over alleged misconduct. Manning’s lawyer, Chase Strangio, told BuzzFeed News that he hasn’t formally seen the charges against Manning, but that they were read to him on over the phone. According to Strangio, Manning’s infractions include being in possession of an expired tube of toothpaste and the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which featured Caitlyn Jenner on the cover, and other magazines. And she is said to have engaged in behavior that amounted to having swept food onto the floor. The Army has yet to comment on any disciplinary action Manning may be facing. Manning, who is transgender, made headlines back in April when she gave an interview from prison, her first, to Cosmopolitan magazine and said, among other things, that she hadn’t experienced any harassment during her time behind bars.

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