Solitary Confinement and Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning wrote about her experiences in solitary confinement for The Guardian.

Chelsea is not currently in solitary confinement. She was recently given a week of solitary confinement as punishment for a suicide attempt.

Since her arrest in May of 2010, Chelsea has spent more than 11 months in solitary confinement. The conditions of her solitary confinement include:

1) Before trial for 2 months in Kuwait (in a cage, in a tent, in the dark, in 105 degree temperatures).

2) Before trial for 9 months in Quantico, VA (forced to sit still and stare forward at the wall all day).

3) For 1 week, in the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth Kansas, during October 4-11, 2016, as punishment for a July 5, 2016 suicide attempt.

The UN and major medical and human rights groups around the world recognize solitary confinement as a form of torture.

Solitary Confinement and Chelsea Manning
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