John Kiriakou and his children
07 May 2015

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Wrote a ‘Letter to Loretto’ About His Time on House Arrest

ello from Arlington, Virginia! I thought I would write a letter to Loretto to tell you about my experience since going home. I learned a lot about the halfway house process, while the Bureau of Prisons’ bumbling ineptitude was made even more crystal clear after I left than it had

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02 Dec 2014

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Blasts Bureau of Prisons’ ‘Strident Anti-Family’ Policies

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who is serving a prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, writes in a new letter about the the Bureau of Prisons’ “stridently anti-family” policies. The letter comes as Kiriakou is counting down the days until February 3, 2015, when he moves to

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12 Sep 2014

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Recounts How Prison Gave Him Wrong Medication in New Letter From Loretto

In a letter from CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who has been serving a prison sentence in a federal correctional facility in Loretto, Pennsylvania for over a year, he recounts how he had a medical emergency in the prison and received virtually none of the appropriate care or treatment that a

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07 Aug 2014

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Was Marked Dangerous After BOP Categorized His Crime as ‘Espionage-Related’

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who has been serving a prison sentence in a federal correctional facility in Loretto, Pennsylvania for over a year, has written a letter describing how he was given a special designation marking him dangerous. This led to him not being sent to a minimum security camp,

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23 Jun 2014

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Advocates for Prison Sentencing Reform in New ‘Letter from Loretto’

Reflecting on mass incarceration in the United States, which he has experienced firsthand during his time in prison at the Federal Correctional Institution of Loretto, Pennsylvania, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou advocates for prison sentencing reform in his latest letter from jail. Firedoglake has been publishing “Letters from Loretto” by Kiriakou,

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09 Apr 2014

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

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.

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17 Feb 2014

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

The federal correctional institution of Loretto, Pennsylvania, where former CIA officer John Kiriakou is serving a thirty-month jail sentence, appears to be scrambling to find any way they can to stop him from sending letters from prison. He has written another letter that details what seem to be clear acts

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12 Feb 2014

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

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.”

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27 Jan 2014

Bureau of Prisons Considers CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s ‘Letters from Loretto’ on Firedoglake to Be Dangerous

The Bureau of Prisons, with a little assistance from the Central Intelligence Agency, have been engaging in a “ham-handed” attempt to stop former CIA officer John Kiriakou from sending letters from prison, according to a recent letter from prison. Kiriakou was the first member of the CIA to publicly acknowledge that

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06 Jan 2014

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Prison Broke Promise of Nine Months in Halfway House, Will Resume Letters

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is serving a thirty-month jail sentence in the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has resumed writing letters from prison after the Bureau of Prisons failed to give him nine months in a halfway house to finish out his sentence. Kiriakou was the first

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