Imprisoned soldier Chelsea Manning can now communicate with the world — in 140 characters or less.
Manning, who is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents, appears to have joined Twitter this week.
In a series of tweets, the prisoner formerly known as Bradley Manning said she will be using a voice phone to dictate her tweets to communications firm Fitzgibbon Media, which will post them on her behalf.
She is not allowed Internet access in prison, according to The Guardian.
“It will be hard, but I don’t want this Twitter feed to be a one-way street/conversation,” Manning posted to her nearly 26,000-plus followers.
Manning was sentenced in 2013, and in August of that year, she said she wanted to transition to a female.
The Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas, where she is serving her sentence, has authorized hormone therapy for her treatment.
SOURCE: Faith Karimi