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Kite Line- October 5, 2018: Voices of the Formerly Incarcerated, Part One

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This week, we hear the stories of three men who share their experiences from years being on the inside. Khalid Raheem discusses his experiences with the Black Panther Party, solitary confinement, and educational options in prison. Carrington Keys talks with us about the Dallas Six case, and how racist prison guards not only failed to care for mentally ill inmates, but encouraged them to kill themselves. He speaks about Matthew Bullock, whose suicide sparked Carrington and other prisoners to fight back against institutionalized cruelty- making themselves targets. Finally, we hear from Isaac Sanchez, who was also part of the Dallas Six, and describes the brutal retaliation he faced from correctional officers, who kept him in a restraint chair for 20 hours during this period. We will hear more from this panel, which took place at the Fight Toxic Prisons conference in Pittsburgh, in next week’s episode.