How to contact John
John entered the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Loretto, Pennsylvania on February 28, 2013. He can be reached at: John Kiriakou 79637-083, Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto, P.O. Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940. He is permitted to receive mail from anyone, and soft cover books and magazines only from individuals. Hard cover books may be received directly from a publisher, a bookstore or Amazon.com.
John will not turn down any press interviews. Any media can call the main number for FCI Loretto, 814-472-4140 and ask for Jared Rardin, an executive assistant at the prison, and he will begin the weeks-long process of clearing reporters for an interview with him.
“The Bureau of Prisons Repeatedly Tried to Thwart CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Ability to Send Letters” – Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
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 …Read More
“Torture and the Destruction of the Human Being Shaker Aamer by the United States” – Peter Van Buren, Firedoglake
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“Feinstein, Meet Irony: Outraged Senate Will Investigate Leak But Not Horrific Acts It Reveals” – Abby Zimet, Common Dreams
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“CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, in Latest ‘Letter from Loretto,’ Describes Work in Prison Chapel” Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
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 …Read More
“Leak the CIA report: it’s the only way to know the whole truth about torture.” Trevor Timm, The Guardian
Unless, of course, you think spies redacting 6,300 pages of their own sins is transparency. Look how much leaks told us this week. ‘The CIA will carry out the review expeditiously,’ says John Brennan, who multiple Senators have accused of dragging his feet and misleading …Read More