Chelsea Manning: 'I've Made Friends'

Quote is via her attorney, who says Army is considering request for hormone therapy

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 25, 2013 6:01 PM CDT | Updated Sep 26, 2013 5:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prison life seems to be going OK for Chelsea Manning. The lawyer who defended the Army private previously known as Bradley Manning relays this quote via the AP: "Manning has said, 'I feel very comfortable. I've made friends. I don't feel at all threatened.'" Attorney David Coombs also said during a speech at Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island that he thinks the Army is sincerely assessing Manning's request for hormone-replacement therapy at Fort Leavenworth. "I think the facility is doing all the right things at this point." Manning got a 35-year sentence for leaking military secrets to WikiLeaks, but the AP notes that she could be out in as few as seven years.

Attorney David Coombs speaks at Roger Williams University Law School in Bristol, R.I.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
An Aug. 20 file photo of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
An undated photo of Chelsea Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning.   (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
12%
11%
3%
19%
2%
54%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!