Convicted Leaker Chelsea Manning Apparently Joins Twitter From Prison

Manning says tweeting from prison is difficult.

ByABC News
April 4, 2015, 2:08 PM

— -- Convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning has apparently joined Twitter from prison.

A user using her name and photo published her first tweet on Friday afternoon and wrote several more throughout the day.

Born male as Bradley Manning, she was convicted of sending classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. In 2013, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

In her posts, Manning revealed her plans for Twitter, thanked her supporters, and shared the difficulties of tweeting while incarcerated.

She said she would be an active on Twitter - tweeting daily or weekly - but wanted them to be significant posts.

"I'm hoping to stay connected with this account as much as possible but would rather tweet about more meaningful things than not #lessismore," she said.

In another post, Manning revealed the difficulties of posting from prison.

By Saturday morning, Manning had over 30,000 followers.

FitzGibbon Media, which has Manning as a client, is currently handling her account.