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Kite Line- October 6, 2017: Prison and the Press, Part One

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This week is the first episode of several about the intersection between the media and prison struggles. In January of 2015, journalist Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison for his role reporting on Anonymous’ hack of Stratfor, a private security and espionage company. Today, we are sharing a talk he gave at the Fight Toxic Prisons conference last June in Denton, Texas. He describes his engagement with Anonymous and the hacking collective’s campaign against private security companies, alongside reflections on his time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.