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Kite Line- February 9, 2018: The Long History of Black Radicalism on the Inside, Part One

This week, we are changing our format slightly.  After hearing a letter from a prisoner involved in Operation PUSH, we are broadcasting an interview between Dr. Micol Seigel and Dr. Garrett Felber on the role of the Nation of Islam in prison life and prisoners’ struggle. Beginning in the middle of the last century, the Nation of Islam built a …

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Kite Line: February 2, 2018- The Past Isn’t Passed: Cycles of Violence and Exploitation

This episode, we start out with a statement from Anastazia Schmid, a prisoner in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She walks us through a brief history of how prisons, and specifically the modern practice of prison slave labor, came about. She also talks through some basics of how prison serves to isolate those on the inside, and the importance of outside …

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Bail Bond Laws Disproportionately Effect the Poor

When people are arrested as suspects for a crime, they are often held on bail. That money is held as a guarantee that the accused will show up for a court date. But, as WFHB’s Jonah Chester reports, the bail bond system can have a disproportionately harmful effect on the poor, often leading them to lose their housing, jobs, and …

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Daily Local News – December 25, 2017

This retrospective edition of the Daily Local News highlights some of our best reporting from 2017; New Leaf-New Life’s volunteer-run addiction program is forced out of Monroe County jail; Bloomington’s annexation efforts are thwarted by last minute legislative changes; And a foreclosure case in Bloomington that could alter the rental landscape. We’ll also hear an interview with Indiana State Poet …

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Kite Line- December 15, 2017: PREA, Part Two

This week features our second segment on PREA- the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Last week, we heard from Irene, who is being held in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She described her run-ins with PREA, leading to a broader analysis of the failure of prison bureaucracies to meaningfully respond to real abuse. At the same time, she shows how these bureaucracies …

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Kite Line- October 27, 2017: Fighting the Mail Ban

Last April, the Indiana Department of Corrections banned all correspondence to it’s 25,000 prisoners, except that which is handwritten on lined white paper. The official explanation is that this is an attempt to block trafficking of synthetic marijuana which can be applied to paper. But many prisoners and advocates have pointed to a long series of earlier measures targeting correspondence …

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Kite Line- October 20, 2017: The Rise of Mass Incarceration, Part Two

Our news this week focuses on the prisoners who are fighting California’s wildfires for as little as a dollar an hour while actually fighting fires. In total, about thirty-eight hundred male and female inmates are fighting fires in California. They constitute around thirteen percent of the state’s firefighters. Their low salaries save taxpayers a hundred twenty-four million dollars a year. …

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

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 …

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Kite Line: September 8, 2017- Family Values: A Conversation with Ray Luc Levasseur

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Ray Luc Levasseur. He is a former underground combatant with the United Freedom Front, which carried out a campaign of attacks from 1975-1984 against South African Apartheid and US intervention in Central America. He spent 13 years in solitary confinement after his capture. This week, he shares with us his thoughts on …

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Activate! – New Leaf New Life: Mary Goetze

Air date: 08/28/2017 Original Air Date: 02/16/2016 Mary Goetze’s work through New Leaf-New Life is marked by compassion and intelligence. The struggle of inmates to remain connected with their young children inspired Mary to create the Read To Me program. Mary’s Read To Me program has enabled 500 incarcerated parents to send recordings of themselves reading a book to their …

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