FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. The Associated Press has learned that Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Senior U.S. officials say an announcement is expected this week. They say the military would have six months to determine the impact and work out details, with the presumption that they would end one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Bradley Manning, known as Chelsea since her decision to become a woman, has been in prison since she was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013. Manning was arrested after she leaked classified documents and videos to Wikileaks.
According to recent reports, she tried to commit suicide in his cell at Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. CNN reports the 28 year old transgender failed in her attempt to commit suicide and was taken to a hospital outside of the prison.
Manning turned over 750,000 classified and unclassified documents to Wikileaks in 2010, including a video of Apache helicopters providing close-air-support to U.S. Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 16th Infantry Regiment -but portrayed as a massacre by the media– in Iraq in 2007.
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