Army Grants Chelsea Manning's Request For Hormone Therapy
In an Army first, Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks, will begin receiving hormone therapy.By Steven Sparkman | February 12, 2015
In what's being called a first for the U.S. Army, officials at Fort Leavenworth have approved hormone therapy for convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning.
USA Today obtained a memo written earlier this month by one of the base's top officials, saying, "After carefully considering the recommendation that (hormone treatment) is medically appropriate and necessary, and weighing all associated safety and security risks presented, I approve adding (hormone treatment) to Inmate Manning's treatment plan."
Manning was arrested in 2010 of passing classified documents to the website WikiLeaks and was held for three years before being convicted on most of the charges.