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Oct 10, 22

Kite Line: Updates on the Ongoing Alabama Prison Strike

Long-running abolitionist radio and podcast show Kite Line gives an update on the ongoing Alabama prison strike.

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We start off this episode with our monthly round up of prison disturbances, as compiled by Perilous Chronicle.

As we have covered, Alabama prisoners have been striking since September 26th. Prisoners at all 13 prisons in the Alabama department of corrections system went on labor strike, demanding improvement to conditions. We spoke with an inside organizer, Swift Justice, last week. And this week, two outside organizers share updates about this ongoing struggle.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the show. Thanks to Perilous Chronicle for the headlines- you can find out more at PerilousChronicle.com

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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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