NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Adjusts to Her Release From Prison

Reality Winner, a former intelligence analyst contracted by the NSA, poses for a portrait with her mother Billie Winner-Davis in the backyard of their home in Kingsville, Texas, on July 3, 2021.

Convicted under the Espionage Act for having shared a classified document on threats to election security with the media, Winner has been released to home confinement but wears an unwieldy ankle bracelet. It beeps even if she strays too far within her family’s yard. Not wanting her to miss out, a high school friend showed up on a recent day with a kiddie swimming pool and some sand. “Mom, I’m going to the beach today,” Winner said, her mother Billie Winner-Davis recalled. The pair filled the kid’s toy and Winner waded in. Winner’s family and friends are thrilled to have her home after four years behind bars — a stint that took miserable turns as her release date neared. She contracted Covid-19 as part of a mass infection in her prison, filed a sexual assault complaint against a guard, and went thirsty and cold when her facility lost heat and water in February during Texas’s deadly winter storm.

Source: NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Adjusts to Her Release From Prison

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