Category: Illinois

Kite Line- April 24, 2020: The Deepening Crisis

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the country, politicians and businessmen are calling for the economy to reopen, regardless of the consequences.  At the exact same time, the corona virus is spreading nearly uncontrolled inside America’s prisons and jails, with concentrations of infections spiking from Rikers Island in NY to the Marion Correctional… Read more »

Kite Line- April 24, 2020: The Deepening Crisis

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the country, politicians and businessmen are calling for the economy to reopen, regardless of the consequences.  At the exact same time, the corona virus is spreading nearly uncontrolled inside America’s prisons and jails, with concentrations of infections spiking from Rikers Island in NY to the Marion Correctional… Read more »

Kite Line- August 23, 2019: A History of Cook County Jail

This post was originally published on this siteFor this week’s episode, we share a conversation between Melanie D. Newport and Anne Gray Fisher. They talk about the history of Cook County Jail- the largest facility in the country. Melanie D. Newport is an Assistant Professor of US History at the University of Connecticut-Hartford. Her work… Read more »