22 episodes

A podcast for anyone who has spent time in prison or is close to someone who has. Featuring incredible stories from people who've been inside, plus advice and support for those recently released.
Follow us on instagram and twitter @afterprisonpod

Life After Prison Prison Radio Association

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A podcast for anyone who has spent time in prison or is close to someone who has. Featuring incredible stories from people who've been inside, plus advice and support for those recently released.
Follow us on instagram and twitter @afterprisonpod

    The Sit Down: We Believe That People Can Change | Chief Probation Officer Sonia Flynn

    The Sit Down: We Believe That People Can Change | Chief Probation Officer Sonia Flynn

    Our listeners are the most important part of Life After Prison and we want to hear from you! Life After Prison is currently funded by the National Lottery and to keep the funding going, your feedback is really important. It would be a massive help if you could fill out this form and let us know what you think – https://shorturl.at/forIU
    Usually on The Sit Down, we speak to someone who has been inside themselves or is close to someone who has. This episode is a little bit different, as we sit down with the outgoing Chief Probation Officer Sonia Flynn. The CPO is responsible for 18,000 probation workers across England and Wales – a role that Sonia has held since 2017. Here she reflects on her time on the role, answers questions about recall and MAPPA and tells us what she thinks needs to change.
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Useful organisations:
    NACRO Unlock Clinks Directory Advance Women In Prison Contact us:
    If anything you’ve heard in this podcast has inspired you to make a positive change in your life, or you’d just like to get in touch, please contact us.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 55 min
    The Sit Down: Picking Up The Pen Inside Is What Saved Me | Lady Unchained

    The Sit Down: Picking Up The Pen Inside Is What Saved Me | Lady Unchained

    Our listeners are the most important part of Life After Prison and we want to hear from you! Life After Prison is currently funded by the National Lottery and to keep the funding going, your feedback is really important. It would be a massive help if you could fill out this form and let us know what you think – shorturl.at/forIU
    We’re back with series 2 of The Sit Down! And what better way to kick off than with poet, author, radio host and workshop facilitator, Lady Unchained. Here she talks to us about how her poetry kept her out of trouble while inside, breaking down the stereotype of being an “ex-offender” and what advice she’d give to people just getting out.
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Useful organisations:
    Arts Admin Sound Delivery Media National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance Advance Arkbound Foundation Women In Prison Contact us:
    If anything you’ve heard in this podcast has inspired you to make a positive change in your life, or you’d just like to get in touch, please contact us.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 51 min
    We’ll Be Back Next Week With Series 2 of The Sit Down!

    We’ll Be Back Next Week With Series 2 of The Sit Down!

    The Sit Down is back with Series 2 next week on Thursday 26th January.
    Contact us:
    If anything you’ve heard in this podcast has inspired you to make a positive change in your life, or you’d just like to get in touch, please contact us.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 1 min
    Getting Out: Rebuilding Your Confidence

    Getting Out: Rebuilding Your Confidence

    Building your confidence up again when you've spent time inside can be tough: Whether it’s navigating social situations, knowing what to say in a job interview, or feeling like people are judging you for your conviction. In this episode Zak and Jules break it down with some help from other people who've been behind the door.
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Organisations mentioned: 
    CALM CALM helpline – 0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm-midnight) Samaritans Samaritans helpline – 24 hours a day all year round on 116 123 MIND MIND Infoline number – 0300 123 3393 (provides an information and signposting service. Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday except for bank holidays.) SHOUT – text for free any time on 85258 NHS Mental Health Services Spark Inside Switchback  
    Contact us:
    If anything you’ve heard in today’s episode that has helped you, or if you just want to get in touch, please do.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 22 min
    Getting Out: Education On The Out with Shannon Trust

    Getting Out: Education On The Out with Shannon Trust

    Continuing or starting education after leaving prison can be a challenge. Here, Scott from the Shannon Trust explains the importance of education, what the challenges might be, and what options are out there.
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Organisations mentioned: 
    Shannon Trust Read Easy National Careers Service National Careers Service Hotline – 0800 100 900 WEA Open University NACRO Contact us:
    If anything you’ve heard in today’s episode has encouraged you to pick up education again, or if you just want to get in touch, please do.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 24 min
    The Sit Down: From A Life Sentence To A Groundbreaking US Podcast | Ear Hustle

    The Sit Down: From A Life Sentence To A Groundbreaking US Podcast | Ear Hustle

    Today’s Sit Down features Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor, hosts of the massive US podcast Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle started inside San Quentin Prison while Earlonne was still serving his sentence and it documents life inside the prison, something no other podcast has done before. Since coming out, Earlonne continues to make the show with Nigel, as well as campaigning for prison reform. Here, we hear the story of how exactly Ear Hustle came to be, why Nigel is so interested in prison work, and the similarities and differences between UK and US prisons.
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Useful organisations:
    NACRO Unlock PACT Clinks Directory Irene Taylor Trust Koestler Arts Samaritans Samaritans helpline – 116 123 (24 hours) Survivors UK CALM CALM helpline – 0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm-midnight) Women In Prison Advance Contact us:
    If anything you’ve heard in this podcast has inspired you to make a positive change in your life, or you’d just like to get in touch, please contact us.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/
    Ear Hustle:
    Website – https://www.earhustlesq.com/
    Socials – @earhustlesq

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Very happy theatre goers ,

Thanks Zak and Jules

This is brilliant as it is not professionals, it is people with learned experiences. Thanks.

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Excellent

Professional, practical and interesting

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