The Friends of Reality Winner, an effort that Courage to Resist helped launch in the days following Reality’s arrest, are preparing to file a petition of clemency on her behalf. Basically, it’s a formal request to the president for a reduced sentence and early release. To get the president’s attention, whomever that may be at the time the petition arrives on his or her’s desk, the more letters of support from individuals and organizations, the better.
Note that if you feel uncomfortable with the salutation of the standard letter of support, which reads, “To the Honorable President of These United States” (or any other part of the letter), please write your own letter and email it to [email protected] (.pdf, .doc or .rtf files only please.)
Reality Winner was charged under the Espionage Act for leaking a report documenting cyber attacks upon U.S. election infrastructure in June 2017.
Reality Winner, a former intelligence contractor convicted of leaking a report about Russian interference in the US election in 2016, has finally been released from prison.
Please call 202-616-6070 (option 4) and leave a message in support of #RealityWinner, prisoner 22056-021, clemency petition C289645.
Instructions for writing Reality Leigh Winner, as well as how to contribute to her prison commissary account.
Sign the petition to pardon Reality Winner or to commute her sentence to time served. Reality has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for sharing a secret doc about election insecurity with the media.
If this new plea deal is approved, she will have a maximum prison sentence of 5 years as opposed to the 10 years she faced.