Former NSA Contractor Reality Winner Released From Prison
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Reality Winner, the former government contractor who received the longest federal prison sentence for leaking to the media, was released from prison to home confinement months ahead of her November release.
The former Air Force translator worked as a contractor at a National Security Agency office in Augusta when she leaked to the publication The Intercept a secret NSA document outlining how the Russian government attempted to penetrate a Florida-based supplier of voting software and hack the accounts of election officials ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Editors at The Intercept failed to strip Winner’s document of identifying information, ultimately revealing her identity to authorities and forcing her to plead guilty in 2018 to a single count of transmitting national security information. (Michael Balsamo / Asso…
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