The Defense has been given permission to publish a redacted version of the statement PFC Manning read during his providence inquiry on 28 February 2013 where he pled guilty to certain lesser included offenses.
PFC Manning wrote his statement over the course of several days while in pretrial confinement. Although the confinement facility authorized PFC Manning access to a computer to type the statement, he was not permitted to save any information on the computer. This restriction required PFC Manning to print whatever he had typed at the end of each day. Accordingly, there are several pages where the typed information ends prior to the bottom of the page.