Locked up

Chelsea Manning says she’s been denied access to legal library ahead of prison hearing

Facing possible solitary confinement over some questionable reported conduct infractions, Chelsea Manning now says she’s been denied access to the prison legal library ahead of a hearing. She made the claim in a message posted on Twitter over the weekend. The hearing, set for Tuesday at Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas, will ostensibly be Manning’s opportunity to defend herself against charges that she has been in possession of contraband — namely expired toothpaste and a recent issue of Vanity Fair magazine featuring Caitlyn Jenner on the cover. Among some of the other unapproved literature that prison officials confiscated from Manning, she told supporters, were the memoir I Am Malala, by Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai, the LGBT magazine Out, and a Senate report on torture.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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