I have chosen to lend my support to the PRA because I
believe this is innovative broadcasting to a quite literally captive audience… the potential in all sorts of ways is enormous.
The Prison Radio Association (PRA) aims to change the lives of serving prisoners through the power of radio.
An award-winning education charity, the PRA runs National Prison Radio (NPR) in partnership with the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). The service is available to prisoners across England and Wales directly in their cells.
The PRA also provides support, guidance and expertise to existing prison radio projects and advises prisons interested in setting up radio projects and radio training facilities.
The PRA was established as a charity in 2006 in response to a growing demand from prisons to engage in prison radio.
Registered Charity Number – 1114760
Our programmes and campaigns
When sentenced, nearly two-thirds of prisoners have serious drink problems, and up to 50% are problem drug users. Poverty, poor housing, physical and mental health problems, low educational attainment – the issues that affect prisoners are manifold and serious. Featuring interviews, in-depth d... more→
Release from prison can be a time of great difficulty and anxiety. Many prisoners face serious practical challenges in the form of finding accommodation and employment and managing finances and debt. For many, there are the added pressures of rebuilding relationships and avoiding the factors which h... more→
This Sony Radio Academy Gold Award-winning campaign delivered key messages to prisoners to inform and educate them about drug and alcohol misuse and to promote the support services offered in prisons and in the community upon release. The campaign was designed to encourage inmates to recognise their... more→