Filed under: History, Incarceration, Interviews, Radio/Podcast, US
Long running anti-prison radio show and podcast Kite Line looks at the impact of the prisoners’ movement in the period following the Civil War.
This week, we have a conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel.
This is part one of a series in which we hear Losier, author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement, speak to Seigel about his research while writing his book, in which he builds a cohesive picture of the long history of resistance to slavery and incarceration. In this episode, we hear him speak about forms of resistance during the so-called “workhouse” period of incarceration, from approximately 1865 to 1940 – the post-slavery Jim Crow period – during which prison served largely as a method of forcibly extracting labor from recently freed slaves.