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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday August 7, 2013 7:40 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday June 19, 2012 2:15 pm|
An historic congressional hearing on solitary confinement in United States prisons was held today by the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Chaired by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, it was the first-ever hearing on the use of isolation in prisons and the human rights, fiscal and public safety consequences created.