Chelsea Manning Compares American Freedom to Prison

Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning compared American freedom to prison. Manning spoke to The Guardian in her first interview since announcing her run for U.S. Senate.

“A few weeks after Chelsea Manning was released from military prison, having served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking official secrets, she came to a terrible realization. “I was out, but I saw that while I had been away, the prison had moved out here as well. That’s how I feel. I feel like I haven’t left, we’ve just exchanged prisons.”

That grim assessment, that even in freedom she was trapped within a prison, dawned on her as she walking one day through the streets of Brooklyn. The New York borough has a reputation for hipster cool, but she was shocked to see so many heavily armed police.”

To read the interview, click here.