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Do you want to help the PRA become even better?

We are looking for an exceptional Research Assistant to help move the PRA to the next level.

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We are hiring!

Are you a fantastic charity fundraiser? Do you want a flexible, part-time job that allows you to work from home, working for the Charity of the Year?

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National Prison Radio drama on BBC Radio 4

National Prison Radio’s first ever radio drama, Bound, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 5 January 2017.

Bound features performances from serving prisoners and professional actors, including John Henshaw (Early Doors), Sally Carman (Shameless) and Matthew McNulty (The Musketeers).

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The Kids Who Decide What All The Other Kids Talk About

Meet the group of university dropouts who are using social media to influence young people on an industrial scale.

The PRA’s Chris Impey has produced a fascinating documentary for BBC Radio 4 about the new frontier in marketing – social media, and you can download it as the latest episode of the Seriously podcast.

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PRA co-founder Roma Hooper receives OBE

Roma Hooper, the pioneer of prison radio in the UK and across the world, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year 2017 Honours List.

Roma is the Chair of the Prison Radio Association’s Board of Trustees, and co-founded Europe’s very first prison radio station at HMYOI Feltham.

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Watch ‘Letters From The Inside’

The Prison Radio Association has teamed up with Letters Live to put on an emotional live show in the chapel inside HM Prison Brixton.

A short film of the event gives a taste of this exclusive performance.

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Letters Live: Letters from the Inside, HMP Brixton, Wednesday 14 December 2016

The Prison Radio Association is teaming up with Letters Live for a unique fundraising event inside HMP Brixton.

Only around 100 tickets are available to this exclusive show and can be booked here.

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PRA Productions goes to space for the BBC World Service

We Shall Fly is the latest PRA Production to appear on the BBC, looking at the surprising history of African space exploration.

Presented by space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the two-part series on the BBC World Service asks why African nations are so keen to journey into the future as a space-going continent. Continue reading

Inside Prison Radio 2016 is coming soon!

The Prison Radio Association’s annual Development Day is coming soon, and EARLY BIRD tickets at a reduced rate are on sale now!

Inside Prison Radio 2016 takes place at the Southbank Centre in London on Wednesday 16 November, 2016.

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Do you want to work for the Charity of the Year 2016?

We’re looking for someone brilliant to help us get prisoners into training and employment after they’ve worked with us on National Prison Radio.

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