Chelsea Manning used to be a he before he became a she. As a soldier in the Iraq war he came into possession of numerous classified information, and decided to reveal what he had learned to the public. His court martial resulted in a prison sentence and for the past few years she has been at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Ms.Manning decided to commit suicide,but failed. Unknown to most Americans is the act of attempting suicide is also a court martial offense.
Ms.Manning was punished for her suicide attempt. She has been placed in solitary confinement for 14 days on ground: “she interfered with the orderly running, safety and good order and discipline of the facility.” Some studies indicate that people who attempt suicide and are placed in solitary confinement stand a 73% probability of succeeding in their suicide while in solitary confinement.
So, who are the nut cases at Fort Leavenworth?