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Pentagon considers options for Chelsea Manning detention

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse during his court martial at Fort Meade in MarylandThe U.S. military is considering options for the detention of a transgender soldier who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over secret files to WikiLeaks and has requested hormone therapy, including moving the private to a civilian prison, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Associated Press on Wednesday reported that defense officials were trying to transfer Chelsea Manning, who seeks to live as a woman, to a civilian prison to facilitate that treatment. “No decision to transfer Private Manning to a civilian detention facility has been made, and any such decision will, of course, properly balance the soldier’s medical needs with our obligation to ensure Private Manning remains behind bars,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement. In April, a U.S. judge ruled that Manning, who had gone by the name Bradley, could legally use the name Chelsea.

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