57 episodes

The Prison Radio Show has two time slots on CKUT 90.3 fm http://www.ckut.ca.*

The first time slot is:
On the second Thursday of every month between 5-6 pm the Prison Radio Show is part of CKUT’s Off The Hour.

The second time slot is:
The fourth Friday of every month between 11am and 12pm.

Occasionally the Prison Radio Show will have an additional show during the fifth Friday.

All audio on CKUT 90.3 fm is archived for a minimum of two months, so if you miss a show, you can download it at ckut.ca or here on the blog.

Prison Radio has been on the air in Montreal for more than a decade. The show seeks to confront the invisibility of prisons and prisoner struggle, by focusing on the roots of incarceration, policing, and criminalization, and by challenging ideas about what prisons are and who ends up inside.

Prison Radio is dedicated to programming that is directly collaborative with people who are currently incarcerated. This is in the interest of forging stronger ties between incarcerated and non-incarcerated people, ensuring that prisoners have direct control over their representation, and that our understandings of prisons be informed by those who live inside their walls.

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The Prison Radio Show has two time slots on CKUT 90.3 fm http://www.ckut.ca.*

The first time slot is:
On the second Thursday of every month between 5-6 pm the Prison Radio Show is part of CKUT’s Off The Hour.

The second time slot is:
The fourth Friday of every month between 11am and 12pm.

Occasionally the Prison Radio Show will have an additional show during the fifth Friday.

All audio on CKUT 90.3 fm is archived for a minimum of two months, so if you miss a show, you can download it at ckut.ca or here on the blog.

Prison Radio has been on the air in Montreal for more than a decade. The show seeks to confront the invisibility of prisons and prisoner struggle, by focusing on the roots of incarceration, policing, and criminalization, and by challenging ideas about what prisons are and who ends up inside.

Prison Radio is dedicated to programming that is directly collaborative with people who are currently incarcerated. This is in the interest of forging stronger ties between incarcerated and non-incarcerated people, ensuring that prisoners have direct control over their representation, and that our understandings of prisons be informed by those who live inside their walls.

    Full Show April 9, 2024

    Full Show April 9, 2024

    The episode features a panel discussion from the Asian Prisoner Support Committee and 18 Million Rising about their present campaign to demand a pardon for the APSC4. We hear from the APSC4: Kee, Bun, Maria and Peejay. They are four staff members with the Asian Prisoner Support Committee—and all are at risk of deportation. They talk about the work of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee as well as their personal stories of incarceration and release. As people with precarious immigration status, they face “double punishment.”
    According to Solidarity Across Borders and No One is Illegal Montreal, Double Punishment is the unjust policy used against non-citizens after already being punished by the criminal justice system. The policies surrounding Double Punishment are racist and create a two-tier justice system in which immigrants face far more disastrous consequences for committing crimes than citizens.
    In the cases of the APSC4, they are asking to be pardoned by the State of California Governor Gavin Newsom so they can stay with their families in community.
    We also talk briefly at the end of the show about trauma, incarceration, and healing.

    • 59 min
    Full Show March 26, 2024

    Full Show March 26, 2024

    This is the first episode of Prison Radio Show’s new series on the mass incarceration of Palestinians by Israel into Israeli prisons. 
    On today’s show we feature an interview with Raed Amer, the president of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, / sometimes translated as the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club Association is an independent, national, humanitarian, social, and popular association founded on September 27, 1993 that assists Palestinian prisoners inside and their families as well as assists with reintegration into society once those inside are released. The idea of establishing it was crystallized inside Israeli occupation prisons by Palestinian prisoners and is an extension and integral part of the Palestinian prisoner movement.
    The end of the show featured audio from a prisoner currently incarcerated on the island of Montreal, sharing songs he wrote and a message from the inside. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Full Show March 12, 2024

    Full Show March 12, 2024

    This show featured audio from a workshop given by the Termite Collective as part of the Concordia Student Union's teach-in during their three day strike in January 2024. The workshop was about prisoner justice organizing and featured a "True or False" questionnaire about the Canadian prison system. Show also features two Bob Marley song requests from a prisoner in Riviere des Prairies prison. 

    • 58 min
    Full Show January 2, 2024

    Full Show January 2, 2024

    This show featured two audio recordings from prisonradio.org that were aired at the top of the show. We then shared audio from the annual New Years Eve Noise Demo which happened in Laval, Quebec on the evening of December 31, 2023 outside of four different carceral institutions - two federal prison for men, one co-ed provincial prison, and one migrant prison. 

    • 1 hr
    Full Show December 5, 2023

    Full Show December 5, 2023

    This show featured audio from a panel discussion that happened at UQAM in September. The panel was part of a symposium was called Penser les catégories pénales à l’aune des sciences sociales. The panel itself was called Perspective queer et luttes anti-carcérales.
    We also opened the show commemorating the passing of Ed Mead.

    • 59 min
    Full Show August 15, 2023

    Full Show August 15, 2023

    This is our Prisoner Justice Day Special. It features audio from people who would have spoken at the Montreal PJD event, which was cancelled due to weather conditions. You will hear from Wendy Bariteau and Christophe Lewis, who were both scheduled to speak at the Montreal PJD event. Christophe shares audio from a prisoner who talks about a friend of his who was recently killed by guards in a provincial prison in Ontario. 
    We also share audio from the Prisoner Justice Day TV Broadcast, which was livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/CPEPgroup. 
    Again, we are re-posting this directly from the CKUT archives (which are here: https://ckut.ca/playlists/PS) so you will hear a little bit of the show before us at the top of the show. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

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