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PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Article • April 1, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright This month’s cover story, an interview with former CIA officer John Kiriakou, is part of our ongoing series of interviews with interesting people who have experience with the U.S. criminal justice system. The interview with John is around 8,000 words. A ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
Petitions of Salih et al, MD, Pet Joint Reply to Memo, DOC ban on media interviews with prisoners, 2013.pdf PETITION OF * ROBERT MORGAN,# 273-810 * CIRCUIT COURT FOR FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF THE DECISION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES * ANNE ARUNDEL ...
Article • March 1, 2016
“My Words Are Dangerous”: An Interview with Christopher Zoukis by Aviva Stahl By Aviva Stahl While there has been a lot of interest in recent years in journalism about prisons and the criminal justice system, less well known is the journalism being done by prisoners themselves. From the San Quentin News in ...
Article • September 16, 2015
Why Don't You Ever See TV Interviews With Inmates? by Adrian Shirk Why Don't You Ever See TV Interviews With Inmates? By Adrian Shirk A Supreme Court decision 40 years ago this summer allowed states to block access to specific prisoners. What does that mean for freedom of the press ...
Article • February 4, 2015 • from PLN February, 2015
Prison Legal News Interviews Musician Wayne Kramer by Paul Wright Prison Legal News Interviews Musician Wayne Kramer On October 13, 2014, PLN editor Paul Wright interviewed Wayne Kramer at his office in Los Angeles. Mr. Kramer is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer; he also served more than two years ...
Article • April 15, 2014 • from PLN April, 2014
An Interview with Noam Chomsky on Criminal Justice and Human Rights by On February 5, 2014, Prison Legal News editor Paul Wright interviewed Noam Chomsky, 85, at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. Professor Chomsky is the foremost dissident intellectual in the United States, and for decades has been a prominent ...
Article • November 15, 2013
This Draconian System of Punishment and Abuse: An Interview with Former Political Prisoner Ray Luc Levasseur by Aviva Stahl By Aviva Stahl The following is a partial transcript of an interview with Ray Luc Levasseur, a former political prisoner who spent over fifteen years in solitary confinement, primarily at USP ...
An Innocent Man Speaks: PLN Interviews Jeff Deskovic by On April 9, 2013, Prison Legal News editor Paul Wright sat down with Jeffrey Deskovic as part of PLN's ongoing series of interviews concerning our nation's criminal justice system. Previously, PLN interviewed famous actor Danny Trejo [PLN, Aug. 2011, p.1] and ...
How the Prison - Industrial Complex Destroys Lives by Mark Karlin by Mark Karlin, Truthout Marc Mauer is the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and the author of Race to Incarcerate, which has just been released in graphic format, illustrated by Sabrina Jones, as Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling ...
Reintroducing the Private Prison Information Act: An Interview by Mel Motel Christopher Petrella and Alex Friedmann are leading a coalition of organizations urging U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to reintroduce the Private Prison Information Act during the 113th Congress. I reached them both on the phone on a busy ...
Article • September 15, 2012 • from PLN September, 2012
Interview with Conrad Black, Former Federal Prisoner and Millionaire Media Magnate by Paul Wright “I never ask for mercy and seek no one’s sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it.” – Conrad ...
Article • October 15, 2011 • from PLN October, 2011
CORRECTIONS To Danny Trejo Interview in August 2011 PLN by Prison Legal News always strives to get things right. Last August, our cover story was an interview with former prisoner and famous actor Danny Trejo. The interview was conducted live, in person, and transcribed to print. Unfortunately, due to difficulties ...
Article • August 15, 2011 • from PLN August, 2011
Prison Legal News Interviews Former Prisoner and Famous Actor Danny Trejo by Paul Wright Danny Trejo is one of the best-known American actors living today. His scarred face is among the most recognized in action movies and he has appeared in over 200 films, including Heat, Machete, Predators, From Dusk ...
Article • March 15, 2010 • from PLN March, 2010
All Eyes On the Court: An Interview with Attorney and Federal Court Monitor Fred Cohen by Todd Matthews Most people familiar with prisoners’ rights issues know attorney Fred Cohen as an advocate for juvenile prisoners and prisoners with mental health issues. They have also seen his byline in the Correctional ...
Maine Prison System’s Board of Visitors: Secret, Unaccountable and Co-Opted by Lance Tapley The state prison in Warren has been hammered in recent months by a prisoner murder and other violence, a prisoner hunger strike, legislative investigations exposing mismanagement and poor guard morale, and a request by human-rights groups for ...
Article • September 15, 2009
Behind Coleman v. Schwarzenegger - Profile of Prison Law Office attorney Donald Specter by Michael Hamden Behind Coleman v. Schwarzenegger September 30, 2009 Corrections Policy Examiner Michael Hamden (www.HamdenConsulting.com) Donald Specter: attorney in the public interest As many know, California’s prison system is grossly overcrowded and there have been repeated ...
Article • March 15, 2009 • from PLN March, 2009
In the Shadow of San Quentin: An Interview with Prison Law Office Director Donald Specter by Todd Matthews In the Shadow of San Quentin: An Interview with Prison Law Office Director Donald Specter by Todd Matthews If any one of the dozen attorneys working at the Prison Law Office ever ...
Article • November 15, 2008 • from PLN November, 2008
An Interview with Randall Berg, Executive Director of the Florida Justice Institute by Todd Matthews An Interview with Randall Berg, Executive Director of the Florida Justice Institute by Todd Matthews With approximately 100,000 people in Florida’s prisons, and another 66,000 in its county jails, Florida has joined the ranks of ...
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