Category: Prisoners

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- 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 »

Kite Line- July 3, 2020: From Watts to Minneapolis, The Arc of Anti-Police Protest

This post was originally published on this siteIn this episode, we have two updates from prisoners in California on their conditions amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Afterwards, we speak with Max Felker-Kantor, historian and professor at Ball State University. Felker-Kantor’s particular focus of study is policing and anti-police violence post WWII. He’s been on Kite Line… Read more »

Kite Line- May 29, 2020: The COVID Prison Project

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we broadcast updates on a riot in Macon State Prison, and two calls from mothers of prisoners at Westville Correctional Facility. After a rebellion by prisoners on April 22, over a dozen prisoners have been moved to a new segregation unit and are being subjected to… Read more »

Kite Line- May 29, 2020: The COVID Prison Project

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we broadcast updates on a riot in Macon State Prison, and two calls from mothers of prisoners at Westville Correctional Facility. After a rebellion by prisoners on April 22, over a dozen prisoners have been moved to a new segregation unit and are being subjected to… Read more »

Kite Line- May 8, 2020: COVID-19 Kites

This post was originally published on this siteThe country might be locked down, but struggles inside prisons and out continue to develop chaotically and unexpectedly intersect with the COVID-19 crisis.  Prisoners in Stateville in Illinois report that they continue to suffer from a full lockdown, restricting their programming and access to phones.  Yet, guards are… Read more »

Kite Line- May 8, 2020: COVID-19 Kites

This post was originally published on this siteThe country might be locked down, but struggles inside prisons and out continue to develop chaotically and unexpectedly intersect with the COVID-19 crisis.  Prisoners in Stateville in Illinois report that they continue to suffer from a full lockdown, restricting their programming and access to phones.  Yet, guards are… Read more »

Kite Line- May 1, 2020: System of Lies

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we continue our coverage of the coronavirus within the prison system with three messages from the inside. First, we have some audio sent to us from Oakland IWOC, who recorded a statement from Eric Wayne, housed in the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County. Afterwards, Abu… Read more »

Kite Line- May 1, 2020: System of Lies

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we continue our coverage of the coronavirus within the prison system with three messages from the inside. First, we have some audio sent to us from Oakland IWOC, who recorded a statement from Eric Wayne, housed in the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County. Afterwards, Abu… 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 »