Chelsea Manning now tweeting from prison

Chelsea Manning, the soldier convicted of leaking national security secrets, joined Twitter this week — from prison.

Fitzgibbon Media, a communications firm, is writing tweets dictated on a phone by the inmate, previously known as Bradley Manning. The company, which has about 1,920 followers, made the announcement on Twitter on Friday. Within a day, Manning gained 33,100 followers.

The soldier was convicted of sending classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence and is eligible for parole in about seven years…

She added that she knows tweeting from prison will be hard. “But I don’t want this Twitter feed to be a one-way street/conversation,” one tweet said.