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.

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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.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | January 16, 2018

January 11, 2018

This show featured an interview with Daniel McGowan about a new package restriction policy that was being tried out by the New York State prison system. The program was apparently cancelled on January 12, but folks are still paying attention to whatever the New York State prison system cooks up next.

We also aired audio from CFRC Kingston about the J20 trials in December of 2017.

You can download the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | January 16, 2018

December 22, 2017

This was our year in review show! We re-broadcast a live interview we did with Arlene Gallone and her lawyer Clara. We talked to them back in January 2017 about Arlene’s class action lawsuit against Correctional Services Canada for unjust use of solitary confinement. We also re-broadcast an old interview that CFRC Kingston did with Sherri from Saskachewan about the Saskachewan Pen riot that happened in December 2016.

You can download the entire show here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | January 16, 2018

December 14, 2017

On this show we aired a re-broadcast from the Final Straw Radio in Asheville, North Carolina. The re-broadcast was an informal conversation hosted by Bursts from the Final Straw and featuring folks from Kingston’s CFRC, Virginia from our own show, and someone from the June 11th Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners.

We also aired an interview with Karl Kersplebedeb about some upcoming events in the Montreal area that were launching the Certain Days Calendar as well as a new book by political prisoner David Gilbert.

You can download the entire episode here.

Posted by: prisonradioshow | December 9, 2017

November 24, 2017

This show featured a three part interview with the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement’s New York City chapter (RAM-NYC). The interview talked about RAM’s book Burn Down the American Plantation, their strategy for revolution, and what inspires them, among other topics. You can check them out at revolutionaryabolition.org.

RAM-NYC has also recently launched a fundraiser for their Community Bail Fund, so if you like what you hear and want to donate, check out https://www.fundedjustice.com/51JDId?ref=ab_372K5a

To download this episode go here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | December 9, 2017

November 9, 2017

On this show, we aired the third and final part of our interview with Lynne Jackson and Jeanne Finley from Project Salam, which is based in Albany, NY. In the interview, Jackson and Finley discuss the criminalization of Muslim men, specifically Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hosain, who were entrapped by the FBI in Albany, New York and convicted on terrorism charges.

This show also featured an interview with Amy Darwish of Montreal based Solidarity Across Borders. Amy talked to us about the government’s plan to build a new immigration detention centre in Laval in the coming years. For more information visit solidarityacrossborders.org.

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | December 9, 2017

October 27, 2017

This was our funding drive show! Helen from the Certain Days Calendar Collective came on the show to talk about the 2018 Certain Days Calendar (certaindays.org).

Then we aired part two of an interview that we did with two members of Project Salam, Lynne Jackson and Jeanne Finley. In the interview, Jackson and Finley discuss the criminalization of Muslim men in the US, specifically Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hosain, who were entrapped by the FBI in Albany, New York. In this part, they specifically talk about Communications Management Units, a specific type of high security prison unit.

You can download the entire episode here

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