Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning released, plans to move to Maryland after 7 years in prison

Chelsea Manning released, plans to move to Maryland after 7 years in prison

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, said Wednesday that she's excited about what lies ahead, just hours after she walked free after serving seven years behind bars.

"I'm figuring things out right now — which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me," Manning said in an emailed statement. She tweeted a picture of her feet in tennis shoes — with the caption "First steps of freedom!!" — after walking away from the Fort Leavenworth lockup in Kansas.

Manning's immediate plans, including living arrangements, remained unclear. Manning tweeted after then-President...

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