Federal Judge Randal Hall rejected NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s request for release from a federal prison. Hall contended Winner is in a “medical prison, which is presumably better equipped than most to deal with any onset of COVID-19 in its inmates.”
The Justice Department opposes the compassionate release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from federal prison despite her risk of contracting COVID-19.
NSA whistleblower Reality Winner submitted a petition for a commutation of her prison sentence. “The continued imprisonment of Reality Leigh Winner serves no social or preventative purpose,” the petition declares. “Her continued incarceration is costly, unnecessary to protect the public, burdensome to her health and well-being, and not commensurate with the severity of her offense.”
Former NSA contractor Reality Winner was transferred to Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, where she will be incarcerated for her sentence.
Former NSA contractor Reality Winner describes living in isolation and a “filthy warehouse” as the government shuffles her between county jails due to overcrowding.
Reality Winner Claims Bureau Of Prisons Is Mishandling Classified Information By Sharing With Guards
Former NSA contractor Reality Winner claims federal prison officials mishandled classified information by sharing it with jail guards tasked with processing her.
Titus Nichols, part of Reality Winner’s legal defense team, discusses how difficult it is to put on defense in Espionage Act case.
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Georgia.
Former NSA contractor Reality Winner’s sentence fits into the pattern of vicious treatment she’s endured during her leak prosecution.
When a loosely knit group put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for the judge to scold her attorneys.