On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama granted Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning clemency, reducing her sentence from 35 years to approximately 7 years of confinement.
In August 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years of confinement for violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses when she disclosed classified and sensitive documents to WikiLeaks. The clemency petition sought a reduction of Manning’s sentence, detailing the brutal treatment she received when held in solitary confinement and that she had already served more jail time than any other whistleblower in American history.
Nancy Hollander and Vincent J. Ward of Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. prepared the clemency petition and continue to represent Manning in the underlying appeal of her conviction in the military courts.