Category: pandemic

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- April 17, 2020: Breaking the Rules to Survive

This post was originally published on this siteFor this week’s episode, we continue airing messages about the coronavirus from prisoners around the country. You can call in on behalf of a loved one, or they can call in to record a message at (765) 343-6236. This week, we hear from prisoners in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Indiana,… Read more »

Kite Line- April 17, 2020: Breaking the Rules to Survive

This post was originally published on this siteFor this week’s episode, we continue airing messages about the coronavirus from prisoners around the country. You can call in on behalf of a loved one, or they can call in to record a message at (765) 343-6236. This week, we hear from prisoners in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Indiana,… Read more »

Kite Line- April 3, 2020: The Guys in Here are Terrified: More Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic in Prison

This post was originally published on this sitePrisoners across the US, and the world, face terrifying prospects as COVID-19 spreads almost uncontrolled inside the prison walls. It’s now or never as they and their loved ones struggle for their release, for adequate sanitation inside, and to self-organize pandemic response in the absence of serious measures… Read more »

Kite Line- March 27, 2020: Coronavirus Dispatches From the Prisons

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we continue to air urgent messages from people on the impact of the coronavirus on prisoners around the world and closer to home. We start off with a call from a prisoner at Waupun Correctional, in Wisconsin, where an outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported. We… Read more »

Kite Line- March 20, 2020: COVID-19 Updates From the Inside

This post was originally published on this siteAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to change life on the outside for people all over the world, the prison population stands to suffer immensely in these times. Last week, we spoke to someone in Italy, who described the riots and protests inside and outside the prisons in areas… Read more »