Accused Wikileaks whistleblower PFC. Bradley Manning will be removed from solitary confinement and placed in medium security at Fort Leavenworth prison, according to reports from journalists who took a tour of the Kansas facility today.
The first report of Manning’s move came from National Catholic Review reporter Joshua J. McElwee, who said that after the tour of the Leavenworth facility, military officials announced that Manning would be moved to medium security tomorrow morning.
Suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, whose treatment in custody has spurred protests from supporters and human rights groups, is now considered a “medium custody” prisoner and is allowed three hours of recreation a day, the U.S. Army announced this afternoon. […]
The commandant of the facility, Lt. Col. Dawn Hilton, said the suspected Army private will be classified as a medium custody prisoner “starting tomorrow morning.”
The new classification allows Manning to receive Army inspected mail freely, make phone calls, and meet with preapproved visitors, Hilton said.
Kevin Zeese from the Bradley Manning Support Network seemed to confirm that report with a tweet saying that Manning would be removed from solitary confinement. The AP also reports that Manning will be housed with about 10 other pre-trial detainees at Leavenworth, and will have access to common areas during the day.
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