Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence has been commuted by President Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, January 17, three days before the White House is to change hands, President Obama signed off on a measure that freed Manning from the responsibility of serving the remaining time in her sentence, although her conviction remains. The former Army Pfc. is expected to be released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth in May
Manning spent much of the first 3 years of her sentence in solitary confinement when not sent back to the all-male population at Fort Leavenworth. Citing a demoralizing and destabilizing environment, the New York Times reported in November 2016 that she tried to kill herself twice that year.