Chelsea Manning 'glad to be alive' following suicide attempt

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 7:48 AM
Chelsea Manning 'glad to be alive' following suicide attempt

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Chelsea Manning has tweeted that she's OK following her hospitalization for a suicide attempt last week.

The 28-year-old transgender soldier imprisoned for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks also posted on her Twitter account Monday night, "I'm glad to be alive." Manning doesn't have internet access behind bars at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, but wrote last year that she dictates her tweets to someone who puts them online.

Manning's attorneys say the suicide attempt happened at the prison early on July 5.

Manning was convicted as Bradley Manning in 2013 and sentenced to 35 years. She's appealing the criminal case, arguing her sentence is unfair and her actions were those of a naive, troubled soldier.