You would look like crap too if you knew you were about to spend the rest of your life in Federal Prison and you were only 20 something years old. To be honest it does not even look like the same person, comparing the features of the face. Secondly what in this picture would tell me he has been tortured, and not just in a state of total depression, not eating, or caring about himself.
He has no hope of getting out of this, after everyones hero Assange, threw him under the bus. So instead of blaming the US government for torturing him, blame Assange who conspired with him, and was part of getting him into this mess. A young impressionable Private, stupidly doing an act of Espionage, with a 40 something con man, rapist, and manipulator, a man with no scrupples, nor ethics, talking him into this. I make no excuses for Manning, he committed a serous crime against his country, made even worse doing it while serving in the armed forces. Believe it, when you know Mannings future is about as Bleek as it can be right now, he will end up in a very hard place in Levenworth. He can't even kill himself, they are watching him 24/7 for that. He looks horrible if that is him because he is just plain screwed for life, and nothing will get him out of it. He will be a very old man when he ever gets out and the time served he may as well be dead. I knew MP's in the Marines who escorted, hadcuffed and armed with 45's, military fugitives to Levenworth. It is a place nobody would ever want to go, and that was in the late 60's. Manning will never see a normal life ever again--no wonder he looks like death warmed over.
Thats the mess this ***hole named Assange has gotten him into stressing the Manning should be responsible for his actions, but I also think Assange should be right next to him in that cell.