Posted by: prisonradioshow | July 27, 2018

June 14, 2018

This show featured the voices of Wendy Joanne Bariteau, a lifer and prisoner advocate; Lora McElhinney, prison abolitionist; Sheena Hoszko, sculpter/anti-prison organizer; Amina Mohamed, Somali Muslim organizer; Nasrin Himada, Palestinian writer,editor and curator.

We spoke to Joanne and Lora who are members of Joint Effort, a women prison abolitionist group. J.E. links incarcerated women with outside women to break isolation inside and ready them for life back into the communities. Amina, Sheena and Nasrin spoke at the premier of the film “Emergent Visions: No Prisons”. They spoke about what prison abolition means to them. Link to that event that is https://montreal.carpediem.cd/events/6841454-emergent-visions-no-prisons-screening-and-discussion-at-temps-libre-mile-end/

You can download the entire show here.

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Posted by: prisonradioshow | July 27, 2018

May 25, 2018

This show featured Catherine Latimer who is the Executive Director of the John Howard Society. It also featured Kelly Little Hernandez, a professor in History and African Studies at UCLA and Mumia Abu Jamal, who is an author and political prisoner.

Catherine Latimer discusses how new laws in Canada as well as the use of police intelligence reports are being used to deport landed immigrants. She uses the governments case against Vincenzo DiMaria to make her point. Kelly L. Hernandez talks of past and present state colonialism in the USA. Mumia Abu Jamal uses excerpts from his book to show how slave trade in colonial times was state allowed, enforced and driven. This file also contains numerous news reports and an eclectic range of music.

You can download the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | July 27, 2018

May 10, 2018

This show featured author Naomi Murakawa and Jalil Muntaqim who is an author, political prisoner and former Black Panther.

Naomi speaks about the growth of the prison industrial complex, as well as coverage of Black Lives Matter. Jalil reads two of his poems, titled: Terrestrial Rebel and Seize. Jalil has an upcoming parole hearing. For info about how you can support him with this, visit freejalil.com.

You can download the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | May 5, 2018

April 27, 2018

This show featured audio from a panel discussion at Concordia University in March 12, 2018. The panel was part of the Week Against Police Brutality. The panel was called Racial Profiling and Police Violence in Canada and the United States. We air the speeches from Robyn Maynard and Andrea Ritchie. Yusuf Faqiri also spoke on the panel. For all the info on the event and the speakers bios check out: https://www.cobp.resist.ca/en/node/7449

You can download the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | May 5, 2018

April 12, 2018

This show featured two re-airs; one from Democracy Now and one from the Final Straw Radio!

First up, we aired news from April 6 about the Policeman’s Benevolent Association in New York’s attempt at stopping the release of Herman Bell from prison. Herman is a former Black Panther and political prisoner who was granted parole by the Parole Board in March. The PBA sued the Parole Board in an attempt to stop Herman’s release. In this audio, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now talks with Bob Boyle, Herman’s lawyer, and Jose Saldana, a member of RAPP (Release Aging People from Prison), who knew Herman inside. You can hear all the audio from this episode of Democracy Now here: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/6/judge_suspends_release_of_herman_bell

Next up, we aired audio from an old Final Straw interview with Siddique Abdullah Hasan who is currently incarcerated in Ohio. We aired this audio from 2013 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising, of which Hasan was a participant. In the interview with Bursts, Hasan talks about the uprising. To listen to the whole episode visit: https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/post/2013/10/29/a-conversation-with-hasan-who-survived-the-lucasville-prison-uprising/ and also check out the Final Straw’s more recent interview with Hasan as they marked the 20th Anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising on their show (https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/post/2018/04/15/after-25-years-two-perspectives-on-the-lucasville-uprising-by-the-final-straw-radio/)

You can download the entire episode here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | May 5, 2018

March 23, 2018

This show featured a pre-recorded interview with Jihad Abdulmumit, Chairperson of the National Jericho Movement. We talked to Jihad about Jericho’s 20th anniversary (which was celebrated in NYC on March 24), Jericho’s campaign to bring the International Jurists to the US to assess the situation facing political prisoners in the US, and Jericho’s mission in general. For more info you can visit thejerichomovement.com.

We also aired audio from former Black Panther and political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim to mark the 20th anniversary of the Jericho Movement, which he founded along with Safiya Bukhari.

The show also included a re-air from RustBelt Abolition Radio. We aired audio from their “Out but not free: Surviving after Women’s Prison” episode. To listen to the whole episode check out rustbeltradio.org/2018/03/14/ep-15/

You can download the entire episode here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | March 9, 2018

March 8, 2018

This was our International Women’s Day show and it took place a day before the start of the Week against Police Brutality. We aired four commentaries from Critical Resistance, grassroots organization pushing for abolition of the prison industrial complex. The clips included the voices of Laura Whitehorn, a former political prisoner who is currently working with the Reduce Aging People in Prison campaign, Maya Schenwar who is the editor of Truth Out, Alice Kim from the Prison Neighborhood Arts Project, and Andrea Ritchie who is the author of Invisible No More. We also aired a short clip by Robyn Maynard speaking to the themes of her book called Policing Black Lives. The last pre-recorded piece we shared was an interview done by PBS News Hour with Tayari Jones about her new book An American Marriage, which is getting a lot of press coverage in the US at the moment. We ended the show with a news segment about Palestinian women prisoners.

You can listen to the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | March 9, 2018

February 23, 2018

This show featured a pre-recorded interview with Josh Pavan from the Prisoner Correspondence Project talking about recent policy changes related to trans prisoners in the federal prison system. We also re-aired an interview with Jarrod Shook conducted by CPR Kingston about the struggle against pay cuts in the federal prison system, including a recent court decision.

Heads up there’s a tech error at the top of the show – it opens with host, Yasmeen, part way through reading a statement about Black History Month that we have been including in our February shows. We also share a story about Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager who is facing a decade in prison in a military prison in Israel.

You can download the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | February 9, 2018

February 8, 2018

On this show, we aired audio from Rustbelt Abolition Radio and KPFA Radio. We aired the entirety of Rustbelt Abolition’s recent episode on carceral ableism and disability justice featuring Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe and Leroy Moore. You can find Rustbelt Abolition’s show here.

We then aired an interview with KPFA Radio and the Oakland branch of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee about Operation PUSH in Florida prisons. You can find that show here.

To listen to this episode of the Prison Radio Show in its entirety, go here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | February 9, 2018

January 26, 2018

This show featured the report back written by Montreal organizers of a demonstration outside prisons in Laval on New Years Eve (read it here). We then aired a re-broadcast of an interview conducted by CFRC Kingston’s Prison Radio with Bryan, an organizer of a similar demonstration on New Years Eve in Hamilton, Ontario (listen to the interview in full here). We talked about Operation PUSH, a work strike happening now in Florida prisons. We finished the show with a re-broadcast from the Final Straw where they interviewed Walidah Imarisha about her book Angels with Dirty Faces, which deals with the justice system in the US (listen to the interview in full here)

You can download the entire show here.

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