Category: Kite Line

Kite Line- July 5, 2019: Close Dekalb County Jail

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we spoke with participants in the struggle to close Dekalb County jail in Atlanta, Georgia. They walked us through the launch of the movement there, when prisoners smuggled out photos of horrendous conditions inside, which were posted on social media by family members. Since then, a… Read more »

Kite Line- June 28, 2019: The Case and Current Life of Leonard Peltier

This post was originally published on this siteOver the past year, the political prisoner support movement has won an exciting number of releases, with long-term political prisoners from MOVE and the Black Panthers finally gaining their freedom.  But many other political prisoners remain behind bars, and their supporters are not slowing down.  Leonard Peltier is… Read more »

Kite Line- June 21, 2019: Participating in Strikes on the Inside and Out

This post was originally published on this siteKevin Steel speaks to us about being sentenced to twelve years in prison at the age of 17.  Speaking to us from the 4th annual Fight Toxic Prisons conference- which you can hear at points in the background- Kevin touches on a lot of different topics, including the… Read more »

Kite Line- June 14, 2019: Summer of Kites 2019

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we have several kites, or messages, from people inside and outside of the prison walls. First, we have a statement that was recorded for us on behalf of Keith Malik Washington, who is housed in a Texas prison. In his statement, he talks about the negative… 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 »

Kite Line- May 10, 2019: Appealing the Death Penalty- A Conversation with Zolo Azania, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we return to our conversation with Zolo Agona Azania, who was recently released after surviving decades on Indiana’s death row.  In the second part of the conversation, he talks about researching the death penalty and appealing his death penalty sentence. The efforts of Azania, his lawyers… Read more »

Kite Line- May 3, 2019: The Arc of Prison Struggles in Indiana- A Conversation with Zolo Azania, Part One

This post was originally published on this siteWe recently sat down with Zolo Agona Azania, who was recently released after surviving decades on Indiana’s death row.  In this first section of the interview, he covers his early experiences in prison, the role of imprisoned Black Panthers in mentoring him, and the cycle of prisoners struggles… Read more »

Kite Line- April 26, 2019: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part Three

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we finish our conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel. This is part three 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 of… Read more »

Kite Line- April 19, 2019: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteThis week continues the conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel. This is part two 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 of the… Read more »