Reality Winner, NSA contractor in leak case, out of prison

Reality Winner

PHOTO: Reality Leigh Winner, Contractor charged with leaking classified NSA info on Russian hacking, Photo Date: June 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former government contractor who was sentenced to federal prison time in the longest sentence imposed for leaks to the news media has been released to home confinement.

That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday.

The person says 29-year-old Reality Winner has been moved to home confinement and remains in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She was convicted in 2018 of a single count of transmitting national security information. Prosecutors said at the time that her sentence was the longest ever imposed for leaking government information to the news media.

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