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A court hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Augusta Thursday concerning Winner’s detention. The judge in the case could decide to keep her in detention or release her, possibly with conditions such as a requirement that she stay in her home, wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and check in routinely with probation officers.
Nichols said he will argue for her release from the Lincoln County Jail, which is located about 40 miles northwest of Augusta.
“We are going to argue that,” Nichols said, “in accordance with the statute, she should be released pre-trial.”
Gary Davis, stepfather of Reality Leigh Winner, says the depiction of Winner through social media is not an “an accurate portrayal of my daughter." Winner, who lives in Augusta, Ga., is accused of leaking national security information on Russia hacking to the online publication The Intercept. (Hyosub Shin / HShin@ajc.com)
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