On Wednesday, April 20th, Pfc. Bradley Manning—being held as the WikiLeaks whistle-blower for the past 11 months at the Marine brig in Quantico, VA—was moved to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility (JRCF) in Kansas.
The JRCF is a new facility, built on the USP Leavenworth compound in October of 2010 as part of the Military Corrections Complex. It houses pre-trial inmates and military personnel serving less than five years.
Manning was initially arrested at Forward Operating Base Hammer near Baghdad, Iraq, in May of 2010. He was held under a punitive regimen in maximum-security lock-up, despite not having been convicted of anything.
Pfc. Manning was an intelligence analyst and worked on the US Gov’ts Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SPIRNet). Born in December of 1987, he’s now 23-yrs-old, and is a dual American/British citizen. more…