Up first, we have our monthly round up of prison disturbances, as compiled by Perilous Chronicle.
In celebration of over 300 consecutive weekly episodes of Kite Line, we are revisiting some features from our archive of shows. In this clip from Episode 58, which aired in 2017, we return to the topic of incarceration’s impact on families. From that episode, “We continue our conversation with Ray Luc Levasseur. He is a former underground combatant with the United Freedom Front, which carried out a campaign of attacks from 1975-1984 against South African Apartheid and US intervention in Central America. He spent 13 years in solitary confinement after his capture.
This week, he shares with us his thoughts on the impact of incarceration on families, including his time as a parent both in clandestinity and in prison. He talks about his own experiences, leading to insights about the larger issues facing many families, as millions of children are deprived of their parents in a society with record-high incarceration rates.”
You can listen to our previous episodes with Ray Luc:
57 | Lines Should Be Drawn: Ray Luc Levasseur on Fighting Jim Crow and Surviving Federal Supermax
58 | Family Values: A Conversation with Ray Luc Levasseur
You can read his piece “Family Values” here.