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Chelsea Manning Found Guilty But Spared Solitary Confinement

Society & Culture  (tags: Chelsea Manning, ACLU, petition, solitary confinement, Chase Strangio, world is watching )

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A petition of more than 100,000 signatures was delivered to the US army liaison office in Congress on Tuesday asking that the charges against Manning be dropped. Chase Strangio, attorney at the ACLU, said petition support kept her out of solitary.


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Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 9:52 pm
Give yourself a pat on the back if you signed the petition that was placed on the news in C2. It worked. So when you think that these petitions are doing nothing.....think again. Thanks Angelika for the update.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 11:00 pm
Relieved on the confinement but it must be abolished. Solitary confinement is so inhumane. thx Dandelion

Walter F (128)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 11:39 pm
Thanks Dandelion for the information.I was a willing petition signer.At times we criticize our legal system and its faults ,but its faults are eclipsed by those in your legal system.system. Parole Chelsea she has been more than punished enough.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 11:39 pm
Signed many petitions. Solitary is cruel and inhumane.
Thank you Dandelion.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 7:04 am
As those who have already stated, solitary confinement is cruel, inhumane, and is torture. That we even send the people there to begin with reflects sadly upon our society, but when we send people into solitary because of their mental illness they have no control over or on the most minor of infractions, it is all the worse.

JL A (281)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 8:46 am
Relatedly, there is legislation moving in CA for them to end their solitary confinements with one bill addressing it for juveniles and another for adults. Thanks for sharing this update with us Dandelion. The tale seems to be one of 'gotcha' to keep her from moving to minimum security and impairing her legal defense.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 11:00 pm
Great--thanks Dandelion.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday August 21, 2015, 4:53 am
Chelsea exposed immoral and illegal activity being done in the name of the USA. Do you not take an oath to uphold the Constitution? When orders go against that isn't it correct to disobey those and expose? Otherwise we become those Nations we use to say we were not.

Janis K (129)
Friday August 21, 2015, 7:58 am
Good news!

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 21, 2015, 1:40 pm
I love to hear some good news. Thanks Dandelion. Now we have to do everything so Chelsea Manning is being freed. Thank you

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday August 21, 2015, 2:32 pm
Yeah, some good news is encouraging!

Caitlin M (104)
Friday August 21, 2015, 5:49 pm
I agree with many of us here who believe that solitary confinement is an abomination. It should be illegal. I also believe murdering criminals is just as wrong as a criminal who murders anyone. We have a lot of work to do in America to become fully conscious and people of conscience. Thanks for this news, Dandelion. I was very happy to be one of those signers.

Marian Beth B (58)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 10:55 am
I was also very pleased to hear this, as I was also a petition signer. Apparently it takes people getting involved for the criminal justice system to work. Sad!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 10:49 pm
Good news. I too signed. many petitions. Thanks Dandelion

Sheryl G (359)
Monday August 24, 2015, 11:09 am
You got that one correct Marian.....very sad indeed. So if one isn't well known one is at the mercy of a very harsh and punitive system.

Leanne B (46)
Monday August 24, 2015, 1:42 pm
Thanks Dandelion I love good news. Glad I signed that one.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday August 25, 2015, 11:32 pm
I am happy for Chelsea

I would love her to be free

Lilly S (12)
Wednesday August 26, 2015, 8:31 pm
It's good to know that our voices can be heard when we ban together for good.

M.N. J (18)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 12:02 am

From the article:

"Chelsea Manning has been found guilty of possessing unapproved reading material by a panel at Fort Leavenworth prison but will be spared the indefinite solitary confinement that had reportedly been among her possible sentences....She was also charged with 'medicine misuse' after a search of her cell on 9 July uncovered an expired tube of toothpaste.

"'A tube of anti-cavity toothpaste, MKIC, was found in your possession past its expiration date of 9 April 2015. You are involved in violation of ACC Policy Letter 16, using, possessing, handling or storing of medicine, except as authorized by the facility medical staff. Failure to take medication as prescribed by medical staff,' read the charging documents...."

Here is an inventory of the "unapproved" and confiscated library books and magazines.

Who thinks this isn't petty harassment by prison officials and/or the government?

We used to admire whistleblowers in this country. Some of us still do.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 4:56 am
People are forgetting it's the whistle blowers that keep us from something we use to read about in our history and glad we hadn't experienced it.

Charles Wallis (111)
Saturday August 29, 2015, 10:42 am
It would be nice if this worked

donna m (97)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 12:39 am
thanks for sharing

donna m (97)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 12:40 am

Jim M (38)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 8:53 pm

Jim M (38)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 8:55 pm
thank you

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Tuesday January 19, 2016, 10:58 pm

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Tuesday January 19, 2016, 10:58 pm
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