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Who are our Expert Citizens? Find out at Inside Prison Radio 2018.

Expert Citizens are the heart and soul of National Prison Radio. You can hear from some of our most talented Expert Citizens at Inside Prison Radio 2018, our annual Development Day, at the Southbank Centre in London on Thursday 18 January 2018.

EARLY BIRD tickets at a reduced rate are on sale now!

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Author David Mitchell broadcasts on National Prison Radio

Man Booker Prize shortlisted author David Mitchell has broadcast on National Prison Radio this week as part of our Books Unlocked programme, in partnership with the National Literacy Trust. The project is funded by the Booker Prize Foundation.

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Prison Pod Picks: Muna Ahmed

In a brand new series, each month a member of the PRA team will be recommending their current must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

This month, Muna Ahmed, the PRA’s Station Sound Producer and BBC Radio 4 documentary maker, takes us through what’s on her headphones at the moment.

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We’re looking for an Employment and Training Manager

We’re looking for an exceptional Employment and Training Manager to be based in our brand new production facility outside the gates of HMP Styal, near Manchester.

It’s a crucial new part-time role as we develop the support we offer to prisoners to include routes into education, training and employment after release. Continue reading

Straightline gets Promise of kickstart from D&AD

The PRA, in partnership with design agency Supple Studio, has pulled off an astonishing win in the D&AD Impact Awards, which celebrates creative ideas that have world-changing potential, for its embryonic Straightline project.

The Awards are part of New York Advertising Week and exist to celebrate ideas that can bring real change.

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PRA Chair appears on 2GB Sydney to talk NPR

Check out this interview with Prison Radio Association founder and Chair, Roma Hooper OBE, on radio 2GB in Sydney.

Here, she tells the story of the PRA and how fellow Trustee Mark Robinson got her involved in prison radio.

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PRA staff member elected to Radio Independents Group Board

Andrew Wilkie, the PRA’s Director of Radio and Operations, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Radio Independents Group (RIG – the body that represents the interests and needs of the UK’s independent radio production industry).

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PRA Productions tells beautiful, tragic story on BBC World Service

Prince Nico Mbarga wrote one of the biggest-selling singles in world music history, but you’ve probably never heard of him.

PRA Productions’ latest documentary for the BBC World Service tells the beautiful, tragic story of Sweet Mother, with DJ Edu.

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Two silvers for PRA Productions at the New York Festivals

We are proud to announce that we have won two silver awards for our BBC Radio 4 productions at the 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.

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We are looking for a Digital Director

How would you like to work for the reigning Charity of the Year?

We’re looking for someone to fill an exciting new position in the heart of our Senior Management Team, based in our brand new premises at HMP Styal, near Manchester.

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