Jailhouse Letter From Barrett Brown

I write a National Magazine Award-winning profile of the kid, and what do I get? I get demands. Barrett is in jail. I’ve been trying to talk with him. So he writes me the following letter. Before he’ll consent to an interview, he says I must post it. So I’m posting it.

Tim —

Yo yo. As I’ve just relayed through other channels, all media will have to be done in accordance with a new policy that will ensure that I am protected from incompetence, whim, happenstance, and other of my immortal enemies. For instance, any interviews done from jail will have to be done in such a way as that the entirety is available to all, so even an article with quotes would have to link to an audio recording which in turn may be done over your end if I am told what time to call collect.

Before I do an interview with D Magazine, the following conditions must be met:

1. This entire letter must be posted to FrontBurner.

2. It must be noted that I am not on drugs other than the few milligrams of Suboxone I have been prescribed for two years now, and that I had been reducing my intake of that opiate in the days leading up to my arrest. This was made clear in the last three videos that I can now confirm to have been successful, and may be confirmed by my girlfriend Jenna.

3. I need a copy of Zero History, by William Gibson, delivered from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

The best way to respond is by mail. Keep it real, yo.

Barrett, Founder of Project PM

P.S. I was punched twice today. I did not respond with violence. Tell feds.

So there you have it. Sounds like Barrett still has his sense of humor. I’ll get the book sent to him shortly. We’ll see where this heads.

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