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How National Prison Radio’s Rock Show saved my life

Since Gareth was released from prison last year, he’s flourished. But, he says, without National Prison Radio – and one programme in particular – it would have been very different. “I’ve no doubt The Rock Show saved my life,” he says.

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Listen to Man Booker-shortlisted author Jim Crace on National Prison Radio

Man Booker-shortlisted author Jim Crace has been telling National Prison Radio about how his book Harvest is about how we can grow to resent people who are different.

It’s being featured on January’s edition of Books Unlocked – a unique partnership which brings great literature into prison.

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Prison Pod Picks: Perri Hurley

Each month a member of the PRA team recommends their current must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

This month, Perri Hurley, one of the PRA’s incredible production team, takes us Stateside for three examples of storytelling at its finest.

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Stop Loan Sharks

The Prison Radio Association has produced a hard-hitting new film in partnership with the Stop Loan Sharks initiative.

It’s a true story about Matthew*, who borrowed from a loan shark when he got out of prison, a situation which quickly spiralled out of control. Continue reading

Join our Senior Management Team!

An extremely rare opportunity has come up to become our new Director of Development, right at the heart of the Prison Radio Association’s Senior Management Team. Exciting? Just a bit!

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Prison Pod Picks: Phil Maguire

Each month a member of the PRA team recommends their current must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

This month, Phil Maguire, the PRA’s Chief Executive, brings us the finest storytelling on Earth – from inside prison and out.

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Listen to the Longford Lecture on National Prison Radio

National Prison Radio has broadcast the annual Longford Lecture LIVE into prison cells across the UK for the first time. Hosted by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, the speaker was the film maker and activist Ken Loach.

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Opening up parole on National Prison Radio

National Prison Radio’s prisoner-presenters are putting some tough questions to the Chief Executive of the Parole Board, as part of a special campaign to inform prisoners about the parole process.

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PRA is Indie of the Year!

The PRA has won two Golds at the 2017 Audio Production Awards, including being named Indie of the Year.

We were also incredibly proud to win Gold in the Grassroots Production category for National Prison Radio. Continue reading

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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