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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Manning arrives at fort

  • The soldier who was convicted in the WikiLeaks case has arrived at Fort Leavenworth to serve his prison sentence, according to a statement released by the fort.
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  • The soldier who was convicted in the WikiLeaks case has arrived at Fort Leavenworth to serve his prison sentence, according to a statement released by the fort.
    Bradley Manning, 25, arrived at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Thursday to begin serving a 35-year sentence.
    The soldier was convicted last month of crimes related to turning over more than 700,000 classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. He was sentenced Wednesday.
    The statement from Fort Leavenworth didn't provide details about Manning's status at the Disciplinary Barracks, which is the only maximum security prison within the Department of Defense. Questions sent by email were not immediately answered.
    Manning announced Thursday he intends to live as a woman and go by the name Chelsea Manning. He said he would ask the Army to let him begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, according to the Associated Press.
    Fort Leavenworth spokesman George Marcec said Manning will have access to mental health professionals but the prison system doesn't provide hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery for inmates, according to the AP.
    Manning previously was incarcerated at Joint Regional Correctional Facility, also is located at Fort Leavenworth, while he was awaiting a court-martial.
    An attorney for Manning has said the soldier could be paroled in as little as seven years, according to the AP.

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