Winner of the 2016 PEN First Amendment Award
Winner of the 2016 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence
Winner of the 2016 Blueprint International Whistleblowing Prize for Bravery and Integrity in the Public Interest
Winner of the 2013 Peacemaker of the Year Award
Winner of the 2012 Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage
On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month prison sentence. His crime: blowing the whistle on the CIA's use of torture on al Qaeda prisoners.
Doing Time Like a Spy is Kiriakou's memoir of his twenty-three months in prison. Using twenty life skills he learned in CIA operational training, he was able to keep himself safe and at the top of the prison social heap. Including his award-winning blog series "Letters from Loretto," Doing Time Like a Spy is at once a searing journal of daily prison life and an alternately funny and heartbreaking commentary on the federal prison system.