Chelsea Manning-who is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks-tried to commit suicide in her jail cell according to TMZ.
A source told the celebrity news site that Manning tried to hang herself Tuesday morning at the prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She has since been released from the hospital, but is being “monitored” according to prison officials.
CNN also confirmed that Manning was hospitalized because of an apparent suicide attempt. “I am still trying to figure out what is happening,” Chase Strangio, Manning’s attorney, told CNN. “I have unfortunately not been contacted by Leavenworth and have no additional information.”
Manning began hormone therapy in 2015 in order to transition while serving her prison sentence.
This is a developing story…
h/t: World of Wonder