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Lawyer: Chelsea Manning Made 2nd Suicide Attempt

Inmate said she experienced bizarre episode in solitary

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on the first day of a term in solitary confinement imposed as punishment for an earlier suicide attempt , her lawyers say. In a statement provided to the New York Times , the transgender soldier says she was placed on suicide watch after the Oct. 4... More »

Chelsea Manning Punished for Suicide Attempt

She was found guilty of 'conduct which threatens'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's suicide attempt in July has been deemed "conduct which threatens" and the military is punishing her for it. A lawyer says Manning, who was also found guilty of having banned book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy in her cell at Fort Leavenworth military prison, was sentenced to... More »

Chelsea Manning Punished for Old Toothpaste

She's banned from gym, library for 21 days

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has been banned from going outside or using the Fort Leavenworth prison library for 21 days after being found guilty of prison infractions including having an expired tube of toothpaste and the Caitlyn Jenner issue of Vanity Fair. The punishment is minor compared to the indefinite solitary confinement... More »

Chelsea Manning Opens Up to Cosmo

She says she 'feels like a joke' to military

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has granted her first post-incarceration interview to Cosmopolitan, which calls the Fort Leavenworth inmate "easily one of the most controversial figures of the early 21st century." In the interview, which was conducted by mail, the private formerly known as Bradley discusses everything from her childhood in... More »

Fort Hood Shooter Asks to Join ISIS

'It would be an honor,' Hasan writes to militant leader

(Newser) - Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has no chance of leaving military custody alive—but he'd really like to be in Iraq or Syria, where he admires what ISIS is doing. Hasan's lawyer says his client, on death row at Fort Leavenworth, has written to the leader of the... More »

Military Fugitive Who Escaped in 1977 Caught

James Robert Jones fled Fort Leavenworth, landed in Florida

(Newser) - A convicted murderer who escaped prison and made a new life for himself in Florida is back in custody after 37 years, reports AP . James Robert Jones murdered a fellow Army private and got sentenced to 23 years at the military's maximum security prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas... More »

Chelsea Manning: 'I've Made Friends'

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

(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.'"... More »

Army Shaves Fort Hood Killer, Faces Lawsuit

Hasan's lawyer plans to sue, calls it a 'vindictive act'

(Newser) - The beard that delayed Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan's trial for months has been forcibly removed at Fort Leavenworth, where he is one of six prisoners on military death row. The Army psychiatrist, who called the beard a "deeply sincere" symbol of his Islamic faith, began growing it... More »

Lawyer Has 'Emotional' Talk With Accused Afghan Killer

John Henry Browne meets with Robert Bales at Forth Leavenworth

(Newser) - Staff Sgt Robert Bales' new layer met with him at Fort Leavenworth today and described the encounter as "emotional," the BBC reports. "What's going on on the ground in Afghanistan, you read about it, I read about it, but it's totally different when you... More »

Bradley Manning Will Be Housed With Other Inmates

WikiLeaks suspect passes psychological tests at Fort Leavenworth

(Newser) - Looks like better conditions for accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning: The Army said today that he passed an array of physical and psychological tests and will be allowed contact with other inmates at Fort Leavenworth, reports AP . Manning, still awaiting trial, will have his own cell but will get access to... More »

Army Will Transfer Manning to New Prison

Pentagon says it's not because of criticism

(Newser) - WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning will be transferred from maximum-security Quantico to medium-security Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, reports AP . The move comes after human rights groups complained of unduly rough treatment for the Army private, though the Pentagon said the decision should not be seen as a concession, notes Politico . Manning'... More »

Vick Sprung From Prison

Final 2 months of sentence will be home confinement

(Newser) - Michael Vick has left a Kansas prison and is on his way back to Virginia, where he'll be confined to his home for 2 months, one of the suspended NFL star's lawyers says. Vick left the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth overnight, ostensibly for a home he owns in Hampton. The... More »

Bush Committed to Gitmo Gulag

Come hell or Supreme Court, administration believes in controversial lock up

(Newser) - Despite his stated desire to the contrary, President Bush and his most hawkish aides are determined to keep prison facilities operating at Guantánamo Bay, reports the New York Times. Bush made up his mind following a Supreme Court ruling in the summer granting 250 detainees the right to challenge... More »

9/11 Executions Could Take Place in Gitmo

Military rules changed allowing executions far from federal courts

(Newser) - Six 9/11 suspects detained at Gitmo could be executed at the controversial prison compound if found guilty, legal experts say. Military regulations used to require that executions take place at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, but that rule was amended two years ago to allow prisoners to be executed in "... More »

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