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Oct 6, 22

Kite Line: Swift Justice on Alabama’s Prison Strike

Long running abolitionist radio show and podcast Kite Line speaks with Swift Justice about the state-wide Alabama prison strike.

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This past week, we spoke to Swift Justice, who is an incarcerated organizer in Alabama. Thousands of Alabama prisoners began a strike last week to protest poor prison conditions across the state, where prisons are overcrowded, understaffed and notoriously dangerous. Today, Swift Justice speaks about the recent retaliation the strikers have faced. He updates us on the strike’s progress, some of the unprecedented challenges they are facing, and how he is inspired by the people who pushed the idea forward.

You can see the video they mention of Kinetik Justice a.k.a. Robert Earl Council here:

And the recent video on conditions is here:

We will keep updating our social media with ways to support them, and will continue to share coverage as the strike progresses.

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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.

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