Barret Brown Released from Federal Prison

According to the following article, US Journalist Barrett Brown has been released from Federal Prison:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201611291047972107-us-journalist-barrett-brown-released-from-federal-prison/

Barrett Brown was sentenced to over five years in prison and nearly $900,000 in fines and restitution for his role in the hacking group Anonymous.

If you would like to help cover Barrett Brown's commissary, restitution and legal costs you can do so at the following link:

https://freebarrettbrown.org/donate

The following quote describes Barret Brown, according to https://freebarrettbrown.org/

Barrett Brown is an imprisoned US journalist and the founder of Project PM, a crowd-sourced investigation into the cyber-industrial complex. He was described as an unofficial spokesperson for Anonymous before he renounced his ties to the collective in 2011. He’s written two books, in addition to several articles about politics and journalism in the digital age. In 2012, the FBI raided his house, and later that year Barrett was indicted in 12 federal charges relating to the 2011 Stratfor hack. The most controversial charge, linking to the hacked data, was dropped, but in 2015 Brown was still sentenced to 63 months in prison. Reporters Without Borders cited Barrett’s prosecution among its reasons for the United States dropping 14 spots on its press freedom rankings in 2014.

Barrett continues to write a column from jail for The Intercept, for which he has won a National Magazine Award and a New York Press Club journalism award.

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