UPDATE – 8/29/13 via David Coombs, Chelsea’s attorney
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE PRISON, YOU MUST USE “BRADLEY” NOT CHELSEA.
PVT Bradley E. Manning
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Ft Leavenworth KS 66027
- Photographs are accepted if printed on copy paper
- Books and magazines must be sent directly from the distributor
- NO stamps or other tangible items like mp3 players or clothing
- Maximum of six (6) total pages allowed per letter
- No material that:
- violates postal regulations
- advocates escape, violence, disorder or assault
- threatens the security, safety or order of the facility
- is inflammatory (language)
- is received with “Postage Due”
- contraband such as drugs, weapons, or postage stamps
- coded or otherwise undecipherable language
It is noted in various comments from Chelsea’s lawyer that she has access to interlibrary loan so she can read pretty much anything. Items may or may not be delivered so the BEST thing to send is your well-wishes.
Chelsea is currently eligible to receive mail from anyone who wishes to write, and she can now write back. She receives a good amount of mail from supporters.
There are restrictions on what you can send. The military will reject any mail that violates postal regulations or contains obscenity, blackmail, contraband or threats.
Additional notes from David Coombs site:
- Anonymous said…
- To work within the constraint of the 5-page daily limit on Internet material, you can use a smaller-size font (Times Roman 10 instead of 12), you can eliminate line breaks between paragraphs, you can reduce the margins of the page, and you can print ON BOTH SIDES of each sheet of paper, and maybe you use legal-size paper instead of regular 8.5×11 inch paper. It is not clear if the daily limit for each correspondent applies to date of sending (postmark) or to date of receipt (at Fort Leavenworth), but it is probably the date of receipt because it is simpler to enforce. The only way to verify that Chelsea receives your money order and that it was successful put into his account at Fort Leavenworth and he has access to the money, is to ask Chelsea to write back to you and tell you the amount of the money order. Your letters can be an important emotional life-line. Good luck to everyone in keeping Chelsea informed, entertained and inspired.
- May 28, 2011 12:59 PM
- Bob Hauser said…
- I have had letters returned to me from prisoners of conscience and political inmates in this country for no other reason than that there was a slightly visible thumb print on the front of the envelope….I dunno, I suppose that represents the threat of a secret code based upon or embedded within the friction ridges of our hands or some damned idiot thing. Another issue that should be pointed out is that certified and/or registered mail will be bounced by the priz authorities as well—-we tried that.
- July 1, 2011 12:38 PM
- Bob Hauser said…
- I should point out here by way of historical background that the army has so far been the ONLY branch of the armed forces that ever saw fit to court marshal and ruin the careers and lives of its own returning POWs for “collaborating with the enemy” for no other reason than that they had failed to escape from their North Korean captors. Even the marines never once sank to that level—-interestingly, it was the Corps that originally came up with the idea during WWII in the Pacific to tell the Japs anything they wanted to hear—lie if you could, tell the truth if you had to because by the time the information got back to the Imperial High Command it would be obsolete anyway…this saved the lives of many marines who otherwise would have been summarily executed. So you can assume that Bradley will be playing against a totally crooked house and a stacked deck if it follows the usual format.We’ll have to see……and hope.
- July 1, 2011 12:58 PM