Our guest is recently released, Barrett Brown. Mr. Brown is an American Journalist who currently writes a column for the Intercept, which he started while he was in jail and it won a National Magazine Award this year. Prior to 2011, Brown had ties to the hacktavist Anonymous collective and has been described as a sometimes spokesperson for Anonymous. The Rolling Stone published an article about Barrett in 2013 titled "Barrett Brown: America's Least Likely Political Prisoner." Brown has been in custody since December 12, 2012 and after a plea bargain in January 2015, Brown was sentenced to five years and three months in Federal prison. His trial drew the attention of the national and international media and many characterized it as a gross abuse of prosecutorial discretion. Our interview with him will go into more detail about the charges that he was sentenced for. One of the most serious aspects of this case is the fact that he was convicted and served time in part for copying and pasting a link and sharing it with people in the online community that he created as a journalist called, Project PM, which analyzed and investigate leaked information. He was released from jail on November 29, 2016 after spending four years inside. Our interview with him covers the unusual circumstances of his investigation, trial and imprisonment, President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama's uses and abuses of America's surveillance system and legal system, lessons he believes American's can learn from his case, his thoughts on the current state of the media and its future as well as his own.