Category: News

Kite Line- November 27, 2020: Careless With People’s Lives- Violence & Neglect in Florida

This post was originally published on this siteFor our episode this week, we share more from Florida Prisoner Solidarity. Recently, they told us about the drastic retaliatory measures prisoners were being subjected to in the Florida Department of Corrections. These punishments were often given as a response for prisoners advocating for themselves in the wake… Read more »

Kite Line- November 20, 2020: Punished for Self-Preservation

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, share an update sent to us from Michelle Freeman about her husband, Vernell. Michelle’s impassioned plea on behalf of her partner is both urgent and inspiring, and we will continue to air messages from her in the future, as Vernell’s situation evolves. You can hear our… Read more »

Kite Line- October 16, 2020: Isolation as Retaliation

This post was originally published on this siteThis week on Kite Line, we share a call from a prisoner located in Seattle, who exposes his facility’s careless treatment of prisoners in the face of COVID-19, and how medical isolation and punitive isolation function similarly. Afterwards, we finish our conversation with Keith Malik Washington. Malik was… Read more »

Kite Line- October 9, 2020: Are Incarcerated People Disposable?

This post was originally published on this siteWe begin this week with a short piece by WFHB reporter Aaron Comforty, who reports on an alleged instance of attempted suicide in the local jail, and one mother’s attempts to find out the status of her son. We also speak with Ted Smith, an Associate Professor of… Read more »

Kite Line- September 4, 2020: “If They Kill Me in the Hole, I’ll Go Out Satisfied” – ICE Detainees Protest Conditions at Winn

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we share important news from around the Midwest and more updates from the struggles in Louisiana’s immigrant detention centers.  Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson is facing threats on his life inside the Indiana Department of Corrections.  An abolitionist in Madison, Wisconsin has chosen to enter solitary confinement rather… Read more »

Kite Line- August 21, 2020: George Jackson and the Legacy of Revolt

This post was originally published on this siteToday, August 21st, is the 49th anniversary of George Jackson’s murder by San Quentin guards.  Jackson was a leading theorist and militant in the prisoners’ movement which had emerged over the previous decade in close relationship to the rise of Black Power.  His books, Soledad Brother and Blood… Read more »

Kite Line- July 17, 2020: What’s Going on is Nothing New- Prisoners on State Violence and the Rebellion

This post was originally published on this siteWe will continue the final installment of the interview between Kristina Byers and Anastazia Schmid next week, as they talk about barriers to education while incarcerated. This week, though, we received urgent calls. Faheem Shabazz is a longtime whistleblower and militant inside the Indiana prison system, who was… Read more »