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Jan 4, 19

Kite Line: Healthcare Across Borders – A Conversation From a Women’s Prison in Brazil

Long running anti-prison podcast and radio show Kite Line returns with a new episode on health care, Brazil, and beyond.

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We are completing our series on Brazilian prisons by airing an interview between Beny and Rosângela, who wanted to discuss her experiences with health care there.  Her account of  deprivation of care, along with the over application of psychiatric drugs, will be familiar to anyone who has spent time inside an American prison.  She likewise discusses the cuts made to programs and education on the inside, and some of the differences between women’s prisons compared to men’s facilities.
In the news this week, we share a statement from a hunger strike in an immigrant detention center in Washington state. The hunger strikers are making demands pointing to similar conditions of neglect and deprivation there, indicating the possibility of a shared struggle by prisoners across borders.
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Kite Line

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.

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