All posts byJohn Kiriakou
John Kiriakou is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and former senior investigator for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.He served 23 months in a federal prison for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program.He is now an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
John Kiriakou: The American Prison System is Racist and Outdated
The American prison system is racist and outdated, it rehabilitates and educates nobody, and it must be torn down and rebuilt. I know. I spent nearly two years in prison for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, and I got a front row seat for everything that is wrong with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.