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A Letter From John Kiriakou To Shadowproof Readers

Dear Friends,

I have long been indebted to Jane Hamsher, Kevin Gosztola, and Brian Sonenstein at Firedoglake. They helped rally support for me in my deepest time of need, reaching out to people like you who gave very generously to FDL to help Heather and me pay for our mortgage and even to buy gifts for our children. Jane, Kevin, and Brian also generously published my open “Letters from Loretto” and even visited me in prison.

I am now a proud reader and supporter of Shadowproof, Kevin and Brian’s next generation platform of investigative journalism. Shadowproof is working to investigate and cover issues that are important to me that don’t get nearly enough attention in the mainstream press, such as whistleblowing, prison healthcare, civil liberties, and the justice system.

They are one of very, very few outlets covering prison conditions, solitary confinement, and torture, and they are planning even more and deeper coverage in the near future. We’re even in the process of planning a live online discussion at Shadowproof about my experiences in prison and my upcoming books.

It’s not easy to confront the established, corporate-owned mainstream media and to cover complicated and controversial issues that others have chosen to ignore. It takes support, financial support, from people like you and me.

Would you help me to help Shadowproof succeed by making a donation today? It’s up to all of us to work together to make it a success. No pledge is too small to make a difference. Thank you!


John Kiriakou


Brian Nam-Sonenstein

Brian Nam-Sonenstein

Publishing Editor at Shadowproof and columnist at Prison Protest.