Jeffrey Sterling

Jeffrey Sterling is a lawyer and former CIA case officer. On January 26, 2015, he was convicted on 9 counts under the Espionage Act for communicating with journalist James Risen. On May 11, 2015 he was sentenced to 42 months with 2 years probation. He is at the Federal Correctional Institution located in Englewood, CO.

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The U.S. prison system is one of deplorable living conditions, disregard for human life, and perpetual punishment. And given Assange’s health, he will be lucky to receive adequate care. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
I Reject Using My Unjust Conviction Against Julian Assange
In 2015 I was wrongfully convicted of, and imprisoned for, violating the U.S. Espionage Act. Now, while there is no question that I stand in solidarity with WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in a British court as he fights extradition, little did I know that my presence is also there as fodder to...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A Whistleblower Imprisoned, Not Silenced
Two years of imprisonment have given me ample time to reflect on the circumstances in which I find myself today. I often retrace my steps, carefully recalling each conversation I had and action I took that landed me in this prison. However, in the two years that I have served, my position has never...
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Why I Still Have Hope In The American Dream That Failed Me
I am in a federal prison in Colorado. While here, I have read Ta-Nahesi Coates’ award-winning book Between the World and Me . Though my background is different from Coates’ (I did not grow up in the mean streets of a large city), I enjoyed reading Between the World and Me because I identify with so...
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