In the Blackseat

Episode 14 | In the Blackseat, Mass Incarceration, Part I

December 09, 2020 Liz M. Season 1 Episode 14
In the Blackseat
Episode 14 | In the Blackseat, Mass Incarceration, Part I
Show Notes

Mass incarceration has disproportionately affected the Black community for generations. Men and women have been stolen from their families and neighborhoods, and thrown behind bars, their bodies used as wood to keep lots of people warm (and rich).

We must never forget that inmates are people, so in this episode - the first part of our season finale - I want you to meet Kiilu and his wife Crystal. Kiilu spent his entire adult life in various prisons in California, for crimes he committed as a teenager. Although he had a 25 to life sentence, he changed his life and fought for his freedom. He's been out for fewer than six months, and he's in the Blackseat - with his lovely wife - to tell you his story.

It is a captivating and challenging conversation, and I am proud to share it with you.