Leavenworth and London: supporting Chelsea Manning’s family visit

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Early in February 2014, Chelsea Manning’s aunt and uncle Sharon and Joe from Pembrokeshire, Wales set out via London on a visit to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. For the first time, transport costs were funded by supporters and this was the first family visit since the trial. The visitors, who spent an afternoon and the following morning at the prison, were Sharon, Joe and Chelsea’s sister Casey. They found Chelsea in good spirits and focusing on legal matters including her upcoming appeal against conviction. The family’s visit is reported in this article.

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Manning Family Fund. We are now raising funds for future visits; meanwhile, here are some photos from the family’s album.

At U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Sharon and Joe arrived in the U.S. from the mild if wet British winter to heavy snow and temperatures ten degrees below zero.

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