Thursday, May 30, 2013

Imprisoned CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Pens “Letter from Loretto”

FireDogLake reports:
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the US government’s use of torture under the Bush administration, is currently serving a 30 month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Below is a letter he recently sent us detailing his life in prison.

If you haven’t already, please consider adding your name to our petition asking President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou.
Fascinating reading, here.


  1. This is a great thing. I hope a lot of people read it.

  2. Thanks for this, Bob. I really wish more people would read it- it's sick, wrong and uncalled for that this man is in prison. I'm glad that his "crime" has put him in a position to be safe amongst the other prisoners, and that he probably will positively affect the lives of many. I am going to ship him a copy of Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search For Meaning" tomorrow- I hope it will give him some hope and will help him use his time behind bars for positive work.

  3. WOW! That was a great read! Sounds like that cafeteria only needed 4 tables. Everyone else was a victim of the war on drugs or a political prisoner. The guards in the prison reminded me of Frankl's description. I wouldn't want to be there without good paper. The cafeteria also demonstrates spontaneous order.