Chelsea Manning’s Fight For Medical Treatment

A year after declaring on The Today Show that she was a woman and wanted to begin treatment for her gender dysphoria “as soon as possible”, Chelsea is still waiting for adequate medical care.  Over the course of the last year, the military has ignored multiple pleas by Chelsea regarding her medical care.  The military…


Update on PFC Chelsea Manning

The Defense filed PFC Manning’s clemency matters yesterday with Major General Jeffrey S. Buchanan.  The filing included over 6,000 letters from supporters, and a petition from Amnesty International with 38,605 signatures.  The filing of the clemency matters concludes my court-martial representation of Chelsea.  I will, however, continue to assist Chelsea in matters related to her…


2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Chelsea is honored to have been named the 2014 recipient of the Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence.  She has asked her friend, Aaron Kirkhouse, to accept the award on her behalf.  Chelsea intends to prepare a statement for Aaron to read at the ceremony.  The ceremony will be held on February 19, 2014…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chelsea

1)  Is Chelsea still going through the indoctrination process?  No.  Chelsea has successfully completed her indoctrination process at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB).  After completing her indoctrination, the facility placed Chelsea in general population.  Being held in general populations means that Chelsea does not have any special limitations or restrictions.  She is able to participate in all…


Chelsea’s Guardian Statement

Earlier today, a story was published in the Guardian by Ed Pilkington regarding Chelsea Manning’s reaction to receiving the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award.  In this letter, Chelsea stated that she was not informed that she had received the award or that Col. Ann Wright was accepting the award on her behalf.  She also indicated that she…

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Chelsea Update

Chelsea is currently going through the indoctrination process at the Fort Leavenworth United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB).  The indoctrination process lasts approximately three weeks and is designed to give a new inmate information on the facility and the opportunities available within the USDB.  Ordinarily, an inmate is not allowed to have any outside contact during…


Additional Clarification on PVT Manning’s Request

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, a day following the sentencing verdict for the court-martial of United States v. PFC Bradley E. Manning, PVT Manning, who has experienced gender dysphoria and gone through a process of gender questioning and exploration for years, announced that she would like to begin to be known publicly by the name…


Defense Renewed Motion for Mistrial

The Defense has filed a renewed motion for a mistrial on all of the 18 U.S.C. Section 641 offenses.  This motion argues that the Defense was not on notice that when the Government charged that PFC Manning stole or converted certain “databases” this really meant that he stole or converted “records” or “information.”  The Defense believes that allowing…