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Help	Celebrate	the	25th	Anniversary	
of	Prison	Legal	News		
and	the	

Human	Rights	Defense	Center!	
Since	1990,	Prison	Legal	News,	founded	in	Washington	State,	has	published	our	eponymous	
monthly	magazine,	produced	and	distributed	self‐help	books	for	prisoners,	and	advocated	on	a	
wide	variety	of	issues	related	to	criminal	justice	reform	and	prisoners’	rights.	


Help	us	celebrate	the	past	25	years	while	looking	forward	to	another	25!	
We	couldn’t	have	done	it	without	our	many	subscribers	and	supporters!	

PLN,	now	a	project	of	the	Human	Rights	Defense	Center,	will	hold	an	anniversary	celebration	on	
Monday,	Nov.	9,	2015	from	5:30	‐	8:30	p.m.	at	Impact	Hub	Seattle.	(Program	starts	at	6:00	p.m.)	



Impact	Hub	Seattle	
220	Second	Avenue	South	
Seattle,	WA	98104	

Enjoy	drinks	and	appetizers,	learn	about	the	history	and	accomplishments	of	PLN,	and	hear	
from	guest	keynote	speaker	John	Kiriakou,	a	former	CIA	official	who	publicly	admitted	the	CIA	
had	waterboarded	detainees,	which	he	described	as	“torture.”		

Mr.	Kiriakou	was	charged	under	the	Espionage	Act	due	to	his	whistleblowing	and	served	a	30‐
month	prison	sentence.	He	was	released	in	February	2015.	Mr.	Kiriakou	has	received	the	Joe	A.	
Callaway	Award	for	Civic	Courage,	given	to	individuals	who	“advance	truth	and	justice	despite	
the	personal	risk	it	creates”;	he	also	received	the	PEN	First	Amendment	Award	and	was	named	
“Peacemaker	of	the	Year”	by	the	Peace	and	Justice	Center	of	Sonoma	County,	California.	He	is	
the	author	of	The	Reluctant	Spy:	My	Secret	Life	in	the	CIA’s	War	on	Terror.	

Seattle	attorney	John	Midgley	with	Columbia	Legal	Services,	a	long‐time	advocate	for	criminal	
justice	reform	and	long‐time	supporter	of	PLN,	will	emcee	the	event,	and	PLN/HRDC	founder	
Paul	Wright	and	other	PLN	staff	will	be	present.	

Don’t miss this 25-year PLN celebration!
Please RSVP to Carrie Wilkinson at:	

Can’t	attend	but	want	to	help?	You	can	donate	here.	
PLN’s	25 	Anniversary	Celebration	is	made	possible	by	these	generous	sponsors: