71 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 Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 48 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

    What Dilemmas Did You Have to Deal with in Jail? Zak and Jules

    What Dilemmas Did You Have to Deal with in Jail? Zak and Jules

    Zak and Jules answer all your burning questions about prison and beyond. They tackle questions about what they would change about the prison system, and also break down the subject of what they spent time in prison for themselves. Zak and Jules also get stuck into some jail based dilemmas that people have shared with them from behind the prison door.  Later we hear about the dilemmas Zak and Jules have faced since their release from prison. 
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube. 

    Useful organisations: 

    Aquarius https://aquarius.org.uk/our-services/adult-services/gambling/ 
    Gamcare https://www.gamcare.org.uk/ 
    National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133 
    Gamblers Anonymous https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/ 
    Reframe Coaching https://www.reframecoaching.org.uk/ 
    NHS Gambling Clinics https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/addiction-support/gambling-addiction/ 
    Partners of Prisoners https://www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk/ 
    PACT https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/ 
    Prisoners Families Helpline 0808 808 2003 
    National Prison Radio Family and Friends Request Show https://prison.radio/national-prison-radio/#songrequest 

    This season we want to hear what you think about Life After Prison, by completing this short survey https://forms.gle/de9a94MM3i3sujmC8  

    The feedback we collect from you guys, the Life After Prison community, will help us to make Life After Prison the best that it can be for everyone.  

     It should take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored anonymously, and only used for the purposes that we've outlined.   

    We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you!! 

     

    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, Twitter and TikTok 

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio 

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF 

    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/ 

    • 34 min
    Getting Out: How Can I Keep My Recovery On Track After Prison?

    Getting Out: How Can I Keep My Recovery On Track After Prison?

    Jon from Humankind joins Zak and Jules to discuss the challenges around continuing, or starting, your Recovery journey after prison. We discuss the importance of reaching out for help and that it's never too late to do so. Jon tells Zak and Jules about the importance of carrying naloxone and also explains how volunteering can help you with staying on track with your recovery. 

    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube. 

     Organisations mentioned:  

    Humankind – https://humankindcharity.org.uk/ 
    Breaking Free/Change Grow Live – https://www.changegrowlive.org/ 
    Kaleidoscope – https://kaleidoscope68.org/ 
    Turning Point – https://www.turning-point.co.uk/ 
    Nelson Trust – https://www.nelsontrust.com/ 
    We Are With You – https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/ 
    Apps:  
    Lower My Drinking – https://www.lowermydrinking.com/ 
    Drink Coach – https://drinkcoach.org.uk/ 
    NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/drink-less/ 

     
    This season we want to hear what you think about Life After Prison, by completing this short survey: https://forms.gle/de9a94MM3i3sujmC8  

    The feedback we collect from you guys, the Life After Prison community will help us to make Life After Prison the best that it can be for everyone. It should take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored anonymously, and only used for the purposes that we've outlined. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you! 

     

     Contact us:  

    We’d love to know how your recovery journey is going since you’ve been released or if you’ve been involved in volunteering since leaving prison. 

     

    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter and @lifeafterprisonpod on TikTok

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio 

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF. 

      

     
     

    • 28 min
    Gambling Took Over My Life and Led me To Jail | Ben and Steve

    Gambling Took Over My Life and Led me To Jail | Ben and Steve

    Ben Jones and Steve Girling both spent time in prison as a result of gambling. In part 1 of this interview they talk to Zak and Jules about how their gambling addiction led them to stealing money from their employers and ending up in jail.  Almost a quarter of people in prison have reported having a gambling problem. Ben and Steve present the National Prison Radio show about gambling harm Hold or Fold offering advice and guidance to people whose lives have been impacted by gambling. 
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Useful organisations:
    Aquarius https://aquarius.org.uk/our-services/adult-services/gambling/
    Gamcare https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
    National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133
    Gamblers Anonymous https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/
    Reframe Coaching https://www.reframecoaching.org.uk/
    NHS Gambling Clinics https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/addiction-support/gambling-addiction/
    Partners of Prisoners https://www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk/
    PACT https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/
    Prisoners Families Helpline 0808 808 2003
    National Prison Radio Family and Friends Request Show https://prison.radio/national-prison-radio/#songrequest
    This season we want to hear what you think about Life After Prison, by completing this short survey https://forms.gle/de9a94MM3i3sujmC8
    The feedback we collect from you guys, the Life After Prison community will help us to make Life After Prison the best that it can be for everyone. 
    It should take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored anonymously, and only used for the purposes that we've outlined. 
    We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you!!
    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, Twitter and TikTok
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 53 min
    Getting Out: Do I Need To Be On Benefits To Find Housing?

    Getting Out: Do I Need To Be On Benefits To Find Housing?

    In this series of Getting Out, we’re focusing on your questions about housing. In this episode, Jules spoke to Louis who came out on HDC and is now finding it difficult to find suitable housing. Clara is Custody Service manager at St Mungo’s and she joined us to offer some solutions to Louis. 

    Useful organisations: 

    St Mungo’s Riverside Doing What Really Matters Shelter Housing Advice Citizens Advice Bureau Langley House Trust Shelter Crisis Housing For Women NACRO Framework Recycling Lives St Giles Trust Change Grow Live
    This season we want to hear what you think about Life After Prison, by completing this short survey: https://forms.gle/de9a94MM3i3sujmC8 

    The feedback we collect from you guys, the Life After Prison community will help us to make Life After Prison the best that it can be for everyone. It should take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored anonymously, and only used for the purposes that we've outlined. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you! 

    Contact us: 

    If you’ve heard something today that’s made you think differently about disclosing your conviction, let us know. 

    💬 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/ 

    • 29 min
    How Do You Deal With Relationships In Jail?

    How Do You Deal With Relationships In Jail?

    Zak and Jules talk about the issues around relationships when a loved one is locked up in jail and the impact on those relationships once you get out. Before that they answer your questions about jail. 
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.
    Useful organisations:
    Sussex Prisoners Families – https://www.sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk/
    Partners of Prisoners https://www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk/
    PACT https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/
    Prisoners Families Helpline 0808 808 2003
    National Prison Radio Family and Friends Request Show https://prison.radio/national-prison-radio/#songrequest
    This season we want to hear what you think about Life After Prison, by completing this short survey https://forms.gle/de9a94MM3i3sujmC8
    The feedback we collect from you guys, the Life After Prison community will help us to make Life After Prison the best that it can be for everyone. 
    It should take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored anonymously, and only used for the purposes that we've outlined. 
    We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you!!
    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, Twitter and TikTok
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 31 min
    Getting Out: What Are My Housing Options After Prison?

    Getting Out: What Are My Housing Options After Prison?

    In this series of Getting Out, we’re going to be focusing on your questions about housing. In this episode, we’re revisiting a previous episode where Jules and Zak spoke to Heidi Trott from Shelter to discuss the housing options available if you've recently left prison.
    Useful organisations:
    Shelter Crisis St Mungo’s Housing For Women NACRO Framework Langley House Trust Recycling Lives St Giles Trust Change Grow Live This season we want to hear what you think about Life After Prison, by completing this short survey https://forms.gle/de9a94MM3i3sujmC8
    The feedback we collect from you guys, the Life After Prison community will help us to make Life After Prison the best that it can be for everyone. 
    It should take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored anonymously, and only used for the purposes that we've outlined. 
    We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you!!
    Contact us:
    If you’ve heard something today that’s made you think differently about disclosing your conviction, let us know.
    💬 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/

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

5796533567890 ,

Just beautiful

This podcast is so important. Educational while still being accessible and offering real and practical help that could really transform someone’s life.
Zak and Jules should be so proud of the hard work they put into this show and know that everyone listening is so grateful!
I recommend this podcast to everyone I know, whether they have had experience with the prison system or not I think it’s really crucial that the public understand the complexities of life in and after prison and have an opportunity to listen to real life tales that include both struggles and uplifting, inspiring stories.

M23682368 ,

Informative and eye opening

Really enjoyed listening to the latest episode about the gambler. It’s a very inspiring motivating story as to how addictions can be overcome and how people can turn their lives around. it was a good insight into the prison system and how that all works as it is a completely different bought one that we know. Thank you so much for allowing us to share this journey.

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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