The New York times is reporting that President Obama will commute the remaining prison time of Chelsea Manning.
Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) was an army intelligence analyst convicted of the 2010 intelligence leak that turned into the first big leak released by Wikileaks.
The files she gave to Wikileaks included approximately 250,000 diplomatic cables from American Embassies showing sensitive conversations and dossiers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.
Ms. Manning tried twice to commit suicide in incarceration last year, and has been jailed for nearly seven years. Her 35 year sentence was the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak.
Under Obama’s commutation, she will be released from prison in five months, on May 17 of this year.
What does the Restore Progress community think of this commutation?