…on so many levels.
In a first for the Army, Chelsea Manning, the convicted national-security secrets leaker, has been approved for hormone therapy for transition to a woman at the Army’s Fort Leavenworth prison, according to a memo obtained Thursday by USA TODAY.
Manning remains a soldier as well as an inmate.
“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,” Col. Erica Nelson, the commandant of the Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas, wrote in a Feb. 5 memo.
Why are our tax dollars being used for a completely elective procedure? Why does someone in prison receive these types of benefits?
Being in prison means a dismal lifestyle with only the bare-essentials to survive and for it to be so terrible that a person will change their ways (now their gender) and not want to perform a crime that would ever put them back there again. Not only is this POS of a soldier and an American guilty of a crime, HE is guilty of a crime against our country.
How about, they take him out of Leavenworth and send him down to Sheriff Joe in Maricopa County, AZ and let him handle Manning. Manning won’t be turned into a girl but I bet you he would be treated like one.
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