The Bureau of Prisons Repeatedly Tried to Thwart CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Ability to Send Letters

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:55 am

Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou, who is currently in the middle of serving a thirty-month prison sentence at the federal correctional institution at Loretto, Pennsylvania, has been writing “Letters from Loretto,” which Firedoglake has been publishing. The prison, however, has tried to frustrate his effort to exercise his First Amendment rights in just about every way imaginable.

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, in Latest ‘Letter from Loretto,’ Describes Work in Prison Chapel

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:57 am

Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou, who is currently in the middle of serving a thirty-month prison sentence at the federal correctional institution of Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written another “Letter from Loretto.” And, in this letter, he shares what it has been like to work in the prison’s chapel.

Visiting CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou in Federal Prison

By: Monday February 24, 2014 7:02 am

On Saturday,Jane and I went to the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, to visit former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou.

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Threatened with ‘Diesel Therapy,’ Suffers Shakedowns for Talking to Press

By: Monday February 17, 2014 1:22 pm

Firedoglake has been publishing Kiriakou’s “Letters from Loretto” since the summer of last year. In fact, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) considers copies of Kiriakou’s letters to be a danger to the Loretto prison: a threat to the “security, good order or discipline of the institution” or “to the protection of the public” or a document that “might facilitate criminal activity.”

In Kiriakou’s most recent letter from prison, written on February 10, he reports a threat allegedly made by a “senior prison official,” who told him months ago that officials have discussed putting him in “diesel therapy” for the rest of his sentence.

In Letter, Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says Nothing is ‘Corrected’ at Loretto Prison

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 9:02 am

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is serving a thirty-month jail sentence in the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written another letter. In this one, he writes, “The term ‘Federal Correctional Institution’ implies that the government is in some way ‘correcting’ the behavior of prisoners here. In truth, that’s just a bad joke. Nothing is ‘corrected’ at Loretto.”

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Totality of Punishment Is Not Limited to a Prison Sentence

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 7:40 am

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who has served five months of a thirty-month sentence in the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written a fourth letter from the prison.

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Highlights ‘Dealing With the Stress of a Hostile System’

By: Monday July 22, 2013 8:15 am

John Kiriakou was the first member of the CIA to publicly acknowledge that torture was official US policy under the administration of President George W. Bush. He was convicted in October of last year of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) when he provided the name of an officer involved in the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) program to a reporter and sentenced in January of this year.

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, in Letter, Describes Breaking Finger in Prison & Being Denied Treatment

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 7:40 am

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is serving a thirty-month sentence in the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written a third letter from the prison.

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Open Letter to Edward Snowden

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 1:30 pm

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is serving a thirty-month sentence in prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written another letter. This letter expresses support for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who has exposed secret US government surveillance programs and policies that provide a glimpse at an ever-expanding massive surveillance apparatus the government has built, especially since the September 11th attacks.

Climate Justice Activist Tim DeChristopher on Going to Prison for Disrupting Land Auction

By: Monday April 22, 2013 3:45 pm

Climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that later was found to be corrupt, is finally free. He appeared on “Democracy Now!” this morning to give his first interview since being released Sunday from the halfway house where he was finishing his sentence.

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