It is through The Brixton Hour that National Prison Radio retains a vital link with its predecessor, Electric Radio Brixton. This programme is essential listening for anybody serving time in this busy and often chaotic south London prison.
The show creates a much needed sense of community; it is where Brixton’s prisoners can share their experiences honestly, openly and in safety, boosting their often shattered self-confidence and inspiring one another to turn their lives around.
The Brixton Hour includes high quality packages and features designed to promote services and opportunities available to prisoners in Brixton, as well as providing vital information, and inspiration, in an environment where both are often in short supply.
National Prison Radio has had a powerful impact on listeners at HMP Brixton. The service communicates vital information about the educational opportunities and resettlement programmes which can help prisoners to make the most of their time in prison and turn their lives around. The prison community has been strengthened by the presence of prisoners’ voices on air, and the ability to address important issues in a way that is accessible to everyone, including (occasionally) frank on air discussions with staff and managers about prison life.
Governor Edmond Tullett, HMP Brixton