Write Chelsea Manning
Thank you for supporting WikiLeaks whistle-blower US Army Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning! You can write her today. While the envelope must be addressed to “Bradley E. Manning,” as noted below, Chelsea prefers her chosen name be used on the inside.
Mail must be addressed exactly as follows:
BRADLEY E. MANNING 89289
1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304
Notes regarding this address:
- Do not include a hash (“#”) in front of Manning’s inmate number.
- Do not include any title in front of Manning’s name, such as “Ms.,” “Mr.,” “PVT,” “PFC,” etc.
- Do not include any additional information in the address, such as “US Army” or “US Disciplinary Barracks.”
- Do not modify the address to conform to USPS standards, such as abbreviating “North,” “Road,” “Fort,” or “Kansas.”
- For international mail, either “USA” or “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” are acceptable on a separate line.
What you can send Chelsea
Chelsea Manning is currently eligible to receive mail, including birthday or holiday cards, from anyone who wishes to write. You are also permitted to mail unframed photographs not larger than 5″ x 7″. Letters should be limited to six physical pages (print on both sides of each page is fine). You can also send her a book, mailed directly from Amazon.com to her at the address above.
Sending funds for her prison expense account
Chelsea Manning cannot receive cash, postage stamps, or any item of value. However, you can send her a money order or cashiers check made out to “Bradley E. Manning” and mailed to the address above. These funds will be deposited into Chelsea’s prison account. She will use this account to make phone calls, purchase stamps, and buy other small comfort items not provided by the prison.
- Personal checks are not accepted. They will be destroyed.
- Any money order or cashiers check made out to any name other than “Bradley E. Manning” will be returned or destroyed.
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. Any mail that is considered detrimental to security, good order, discipline, or the correctional mission of the prison will be rejected.
Mail will be returned to the sender if, in the opinion of the confinement facility, falls into any of the following categories:
- Contains inflammatory material or advocates escape, violence, disorder or assault.
- Directly or indirectly threatens the security, safety or order of the facility.
- Contains coded or otherwise undecipherable language that prevents adequate review of the material.
- Is received with “Postage Due.”
- Contains items of contraband (including anything of any material value, including postage stamps or cigarettes).
See Chelsea’s lawyer David Coombs’s blog for more information: