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Kite Line- August 11, 2017: Prisoner Perspectives on Collateral Damage

We start this episode with a message from Angaza, a prisoner in the IDOC system who describes recent unfair changes in prison correspondence and what people on both the inside and outside are trying to do about it. As of April first, the Indiana Department of Correction is no longer accepting any correspondence for inmates that’s on colored paper or …

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Kite Line: May 26, 2017- The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the barest, most explicit aspect of state violence. Relatively few people are sentenced to death, and even fewer are actively, legally killed by the state but the death penalty persists as an assertion of the sovereign right to take life or to let live. This week on Kite Line, we’ll begin examining the history and experience …

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Kite Line: January 20, 2016 – Education in Prison

This week’s episode focuses on the importance of education in prison. We speak with Dr. Scarlett Brooks, who has taught English and writing in several inmate education programs . We also hear some reflections from Maureen, who has experience teaching art in Indiana Prisons. Later, we share a letter written by Zolo, a long-time inmate in an Indiana prison.

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Kite Line – October 14, 2016: Habeas Corpus

The focus this week is on the impact of habeas corpus both for prisoners and their loved ones. We begin with news on a call-in effort for queer and trans prisoners in Michigan, followed by updates on the death due to neglect of a Michigan prisoner and the forced transfer of an Alabama prisoner. We touch on the story of …

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