The former government contractor known as Reality Winner is a free woman. According to the Associated Press and her lawyer, Winner was released from federal prison this week on “good behaviour” but has not been pardoned for exposing to the world what Russia was really up too. The move has signaled an almost end to a years long battle involving a woman who rightfully told the world Russia was moving on American politics — and nobody was doing anything about it.
“I am thrilled to announce that Reality Winner has been released from prison,” Allen her lawyer tweeted Monday. “She is still in custody in the residential reentry process, but we are relieved and hopeful.” Reality Winner is still famously banned from making any form of a public statement per government orders.