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Kite Line is a radio program devoted to prison issues around the Midwest and beyond. Behind the prison walls, a message is called a kite: whispered words, a note passed hand to hand, or a request submitted to the guards for medical care. Illicit or not, sending a kite means trusting that other people will bear it farther along till it reaches its destination. On the show, we hope to pass along words across the prison walls.

Kite Line: The Long History of Black Radicalism on the Inside, Part Two

Kite Line is a long running anti-prison radio show out of Bloomington, Indiana. Listen and Download Here This week, we return to the history of black radicalism within the prison system. You can hear more from...

Kite Line: The Long History of Black Radicalism on the Inside, Part One

Kite Line is an ongoing anti-prison podcast and radio show broadcast from Bloomington, Indiana. Listen and Download Here This week, we are changing our format slightly. After hearing a letter from a prisoner involved in Operation...

Kite Line: The Past Isn’t Passed: Cycles of Violence and Exploitation

Listen and Download Here 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...

Kite Line: More Insights from the Local Jail

Download and Listen Here In this episode, we start with updates from Operation PUSH. After that, we continue hearing from Craig, who spent significant time in the Monroe County jail. You can hear the first...

Kite Line: Inside the Local Jail

Listen and Download Here First off, we include an update from outside supporters of Operation PUSH, the strike in Florida prisons that is now in its fifth day. We will continue to give updates on the...

Kite Line: Shine A Light – Tensions Spreading in the Prisons

Listen and Download Here This week, we feature two snapshots from fast-developing situations inside the prison system. First, we share an anonymized statement from a prisoner participating in final preparations for Operation: PUSH, the statewide strike...

Kite Line: #OperationPUSH

Listen and Download Here In this week’s episode, we speak with Karen Smith in Florida, who gives us insights into Operation PUSH. Kicking off in just 10 days, Operation PUSH is a prisoner-organized work stoppage...

Kite Line: Naomi Paik on Rightlessness

Listen and Download Here This week we speak with Naomi Paik about her 2016 book, Rightlessness. Her work addresses the most pressing contemporary issues, drawing together the brutal state of exception imposed on Haitian and Muslim...

Kite Line: PREA, Part Two

Listen and Download Here 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...

Kite Line: Feminist Organizing in Prison

Listen and Download Here This week, we share part of a talk from two women organizing with prisoners. They speak candidly about the basics of supporting prisoners, and include some of the dynamics they noticed while...