Pentagon weighs moving GI leaker to civilian lockup

Transgender Manning balks at move

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 5:45 a.m.

The Pentagon is looking at transferring convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning, seen in an undated photo, to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for gender dysphoria.

The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where the soldier serving time for leaking classified documents could receive medical treatment for gender dysphoria, defense officials said Wednesday. But her lawyer said a move from a military prison would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety.

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