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February 16

Kite Line: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak on Upcoming Prison Strike

Long running anti-prison radio and podcast show, Kite Line, returns with an interview featuring Jailhouse Lawyers Speak.

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In this week’s episode, we start off with a call for action from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. JLS is calling for a new set of actions from August 21- September 9, 2020.

After we hear from them, we share the story of Nick, a long-time Bloomingtonian who passed through both private prisons and those run by the Indiana Department of Corrections. He provides much needed reflections on how prison conflicts are produced by the administrators, the role of harm reduction and medication assisted treatment, and the wasted human potential confined inside the prison walls. His sense of humor is an armor while he helps us confront the reality of the system’s violence.

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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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