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Mar 18, 18

Kite Line: Women’s Resistance Behind Bars

Kite Line is a anti-prison radio and podcast show out of Bloomington, Indiana. In this episode, they talk with Victoria Law.

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This week, we speak with Victoria Law- a freelance journalist, mother of a New York City high school student, author of the book Resistance Behind Bars, the co-author of the forthcoming book Your Home Is Your Prison, as well as the editor of Tenacious, a journal of art and writing by incarcerated women.

She starts by telling us why she has devoted so much research to the subject of prison, and specifically women in prison. She then walks us through different important yet commonly overlooked topics, such as women rioting and resisting while on the inside, the shackling of women during pregnancy and labor, and some of the challenges specific to incarcerated women, and how it affects their ability to resist and organize behind the prison walls.

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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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