Transgender Prisoner Chelsea Manning Avoids Solitary Confinement for Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair Cover

Ex-army private found guilty of violating rules at prison, gets 21 days of recreational restrictions for contraband which included magazine cover

Chelsea Manning, the ex-U.S. army private convicted of leaking classified information to Wikileaks, was sentenced to 21 days of recreational restrictions for violating rules at Fort Leavenworth prison.

One of those violations included possessing the Vanity Fair cover of Caitlyn Jenner; she was facing indefinite solitary confinement.

Manning took to Twitter to express her concern over the 21-day punishment.

And her lawyer, Chase Strangio, thanked the 100,000 people who signed a petition on Chelsea’s behalf.

“No one should have to face the lingering threat of solitary confinement for reading and writing about the conditions we encounter in the world,” Strangio said.

“Chelsea’s voice is critical to our public discourse about government accountability and trans Justice and we can only preserve it if we stay vigilant in our advocacy on her behalf.”