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National Prison Radio broadcasts to over 81,000 people in prison across England, Wales and Scotland, and 72% listen regularly. The average listener tunes in for 11.4 hours every week.
These are the main findings from the Prison Radio Association’s annual Impact Snapshot.
Our brand new weekly Straightline Request Show is broadcast on National Prison Radio and also online at mixcloud.com/straightline.
It features requests across the prison walls, between prisoners and their loved-ones. We do it because keeping family bonds healthy helps reduce crime.
Having a solid network of family and friends to return to after release from prison is the single most important factor in reducing a person’s likelihood of returning to jail.
National Prison Radio has partnered with the Shannon Trust to bring a unique programme to the airwaves which supports family bonds.
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).
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.
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.