Lewis W. Diuguid

Could Kansas being in Bradley Manning’s future — again?

Updated: 2013-08-24T22:53:20Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

Pfc. Bradley Manning is a very lucky man. An Army judge on Wednesday sentenced him to only 35 years in a military prison in the release of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

The 25-year-old Manning could be out of prison in less than a decade, McClatchy Newspapers reports. He also could do his time in the U.S. prison in Leavenworth.

Manning has been there before. The former intelligence analyst in 2011 was transferred to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility in Fort Leavenworth from Kuwait.

He will get to enjoy the Kansas prairie, the conservative politics and the change of seasons. Manning could even decide to settle down and make Kansas his home after he is released.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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