my friend john is a political prisoner.
the prison system in the US is already brutal and petty and retaliative, and it's not a secret what abuses our prisoners suffer.
do not make the mistake of thinking that i want more fun for criminals; the thing about rule of law is that the law protects all of us. if the law does not protect criminals and guarantee their safety, the law does not protect the rest of us either.
john is in prison because he is the whistleblower that revealed the information that the US government was torturing people in CIA prisons.
revealing the government's illegal and immoral behavior is, of course, a crime.
and if while you're in prison you write letters telling what brutal and illegal treatment you are receiving, the bureau of prisons will retaliate.
i do not know if john will get my next letters, and i do not know if i will hear from him again until he is released.
do not forget him. his name is john kiriakou. don't let him be swallowed whole. he is a national hero. he has a wife and kids. he is my friend.
help him if you can.