Category: jail

Kite Line- October 4, 2019: Apparatuses of Control, from Prison to Gynecology- A Conversation with Anastazia Schmid, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteWe return this week to our conversation with Anastazia Schmid. Speaking to her just weeks after her release, she talks about stigma and control- both for women and for the incarcerated. After spending 18 years in Indiana prison, her case was recently overturned- due largely to her own… Read more »

Kite Line- September 6, 2019: The Business of Incarceration- A Conversation with Craig Gilmore

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we speak on the phone with writer and prison abolitionist Craig Gilmore, who begins by discussing his recent piece in Commune Magazine. The article, “The Business of Incarceration” is a review of American Prison, a critically acclaimed 2018 book by Shane Bauer. In his conversation with… 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 »

Kite Line- August 9, 2019: Retaliation Against E-Carceration

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we share a statement from former political prisoner Ray Luc Levassuer about the recent death of his comrade, Tom Manning. Then, we speak with Micol Seigel about e-carceration, otherwise known as electronic monitoring. Seigel works with the group Indiana Against E-Carceration, who have a series of… Read more »

Kite Line- May 31, 2019: Youth and Gender on the Inside, Part One

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we cover some sensitive topics on the show. We speak with Fable, who tells her story of incarceration when she was barely 18 years old. Fable shares her complicated experiences with mental health, sexuality and gender, consent, and violence in prison. In a prison system where… Read more »

Inside-Out: Against Prison Society [TRAILER]

This post was originally published on this siteFor those inside, the struggle against prisons is often a struggle for survival; it’s a constant fight to preserve whatever dignity you can in a place that’s designed to grind you down. For those on the outside, it is a struggle to break through the barriers of institutionalized… Read more »

Kite Line- April 12, 2019: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part One

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we have a conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel. This is part one of a series in which we hear Losier, author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement, speak to Seigel about his research while writing his book, in which he builds a cohesive picture… Read more »