Category: indiana

Kite Line- November 30, 2018: Leon Benson in His Own Words, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we are continuing our talk with Leon Benson, who speaks to us from inside Pendleton Correctional Facility here in Indiana. He’s been inside since 1998, for a murder conviction and he has been trying to clear his name and win his freedom ever since. Benson was… Read more »

Kite Line- November 23, 2018: Leon Benson in His Own Words, Part One

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we hear from Leon Benson, who calls us from inside an Indiana prison. You might remember some of Leon’s story from a Kite Line episode we aired in December of last year, called “You Can’t Force the State to Abide by the Law” in which his… Read more »

Kite Line- September 28, 2018: The Prisoners’ Movement in the Heartland

This post was originally published on this siteThis week’s episode covers the situation in the Midwest. We hear from Ben and Aaron, who work on supporting prisoners in Ohio and Indiana, respectively. Ben informs about Ohio prisoners who are still facing repercussions from the 1993 Lucasville uprising. We’ve introduced Lucasville in previous episodes of Kite… Read more »

Kite Line- September 21, 2018: We Know What We Need to Do- Words in the Face of Repression

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the country, thousands of prisoners are facing consequences for their participation in the national prison strike.  Some are being denied contact with the outside world, others have lost access to hot food.  Others have faced violence.  For many, outside solidarity has meant the difference, like the prisoners… Read more »

Kite Line- August 31, 2018: Strike Solidarity From Inside South Carolina’s Prisons

This post was originally published on this siteThe National Prison Strike is on its second week. Shutdowns have been confirmed in five Florida prisons, with new strike activity in Georgia, California, and Maryland. Although information is slow to come in, we know of a hunger strike in Indiana, commissary boycotts in South Carolina, and solidarity… Read more »

Kite Line- August 10, 2018: Strike Season Part Two- First Sparks

This post was originally published on this siteAs the 2018 National Prison Strike quickly approaches, we have news of hunger and work strikes already underway. We have updates on the successful, 108 day hunger strike of Mapuche Shaman Celestino Cordova, who had been denied access to his ceremonial altar while in Chilean prison. We also… Read more »

Kite Line- July 27, 2018: Communities Within and Beyond the Prison Walls

This post was originally published on this siteIn last week’s episode, we introduced Johdy Polk, who spoke to us about her time behind the prison walls, and urged audiences to see the other ways that people are confined by society.  Now, we continue to hear more of Johdy’s story- about the relationships she built while… Read more »

Kite Line- March 16, 2018: Women’s Resistance Behind Bars

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we speak with Victoria Law- a freelance journalist, mother of a New York City high school student, author of the book Resistance Behind Bars, the co-author of the forthcoming book Your Home Is Your Prison, as well as the editor of Tenacious, a journal of art… Read more »