U.S. Army / AP

The good news is that Chelsea Manning isn’t facing solitary confinement for an indefinite stretch of time.

The bad news is that, after a four-hour closed session at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where she is serving time for revealing classified information to the public via WikiLeaks, Manning was found guilty of breaching prison protocol for possessing the Caitlyn Jenner issue of Vanity Fair and an expired tube of toothpaste.

The Associated Press on Tuesday relayed details of the case:

Her attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a news release that Manning was convicted of all charges after a closed four-hour disciplinary board hearing in which she had no counsel.

Manning received 21 days of recreational restrictions limiting access to the gym, library and outdoors. The maximum punishment she could have faced was indefinite solitary confinement.

[…] “When I spoke to Chelsea earlier today she wanted to convey the message to supporters that she is so thankful for the thousands of people from around the world who let the government know that we are watching and scrutinizing what happens to her behind prison walls,” Strangio said.

Manning’s lawyer pointed to the widespread publicity and support that his client received as a factor in keeping her out of solitary confinement, the AP added.

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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