Barrett Brown is an American journalist, essayist and satirist. He has written for Vanity Fair, True/Slant, Huffington Post, The Guardian and other publications. In January 2015, Barrett was sentenced to 63 months in prison, among other things for posting an “http link to a public forum. He had been writing about several private intelligence companies and set up a Wikipedia-like site, ProjectPM, for crowdsourced analysis of the documents released by Anonymous after several hacking attacks.” He was also ordered to pay over $890,000 in fines and restitution. Barrett writes a series of columns for D Magazine: The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail.