Prisoner’s Justice Day 2021 – Archive

In recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, August 10, 2021, an annual, international, day of remembrance for those who have died behind bars, CFRC Prison Radio took over the airwaves at CFRC 101.9 FM​ in Kingston, Ontario, and CJAI 92.1 FM on Amherst Island from 4 to 10pm.  Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show, to everyone who listened, called in and sent messages of love and support during our 13th broadcast & thanks to CFRC, CJAI and to all the volunteers behind the mic & behind the scenes that made it happen!

Contents:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:18:28 – Residential Schools and Incarceration

00:27:00 – Interview with Sherri Maier of Beyond Prison Walls about the Edmonton Institution hunger strike to bring attention to abuses carried out against Indigenous children at Canadian Residential Schools

00:50:00 – Poem: ’38’ by Layli Long Soldier

00:59:10 – Special contribution from Matt Clark, ex-prisoner, from his Youtube channel Canadian Prison Stories

01:21:45 – Interview with several formerly incarcerated women gathered at the Healing Circle on the grounds of the former Prison for Women, August 10, 2021

01:42:00 – Message from Kevin Belanger, recently released from Joyceville Institution & former chair of the Inmate Committee (Assessment Unit & Minimum)

01:52:00 – Poem: ‘What Resembles a Grave But Isn’t’ by Anne Boyer

01:54:35 – Memorial Segment in honour of Cory Cardinal

02:08:27 – Poem: ‘Revolutionary Letter #61’ by Diane di Prima

02:11:30 – Interview with Renee, incarcerated in a Canadian federal institution, conducted by Vicki Chartrand

02:24:34 – Context and clips from prisoner press conference during 1971 riot at Kingston Penitentiary

02:40:31 – James Ruston introduces ‘Fly In The Ointment’ by Peter Collins

03:00:09 – Prisoner’s Justice Day Memorial – reading out the names of those who have died behind bars.

04:03:26 – Requests and messages from listeners, supporters and families of the incarcerated in the Kingston area.

 

Prisoners Justice Day 2021 Special Broadcast

Prisoners’ Justice Day is coming up on Tuesday, August 10. As usual, we’ll be taking over the airwaves at CFRC 101.9fm from 4-10PM to talk about the day and to honour and remember those we have lost inside Canadian prisons and jails since the first PJD in 1975. Along with our special content, we’ll be playing song requests and messages of love, support and solidarity going out to local prisoners, many of whom will be fasting and refusing work to mark PJD. Send a message or song request to 613-417-3359 or cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net.

Prison Radio – August 4, 2021

An interview with Eris Nyx of the Drug User Liberation Front DULF on harm reduction, the drug toxicity crisis and giving away free drugs in Vancouver, BC.

Calls from Home – July 28, 2021

Our monthly Calls from Home show. Please contribute to our next one if you can!

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-417-3359
Station request line: 613-533-2372
Twitter: @Cprkingston

Write to us:
CFRC Prison Radio
Suite #409
427 Princess Street
Kingston, ON, Canada
K7L 5S9

Prison Radio – July 21, 2021

An interview with Alex Vitale about ‘The Future of Policing’

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Prison Radio – July 14, 2021

Interview with Safiyah Husein, John Howard Society of Ontario, and piece from Mutti Ajama, currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania.

Prison Radio – July 7, 2021

Two pieces – a radio version of an essay by MJ Adams about Covid-19 era hunger strikes and protests in Canadian prisons from Briarpatch Magazine, followed by a piece sent to us from Kiteline about Cory Cardinal, founder of Inmates for Humane Conditions, who passed away in June 2021.

Calls from Home – June 30, 2021

Our monthly Calls from Home show. Please contribute to our next one if you can!

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-417-3359
Station request line: 613-533-2372
Twitter: @Cprkingston

Write to us:
CFRC Prison Radio
Suite #409
427 Princess Street
Kingston, ON, Canada
K7L 5S9

Prison Radio – June 23, 2021

Wednesday night at 7PM EST we’ll be airing portions of a recent online forum titled “Still in a Prison Pandemic”, organized by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, Abolition Coalition, and the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project. The event draws on the insights of currently and formerly incarcerated people to explore multiple facets of the on-going prison pandemic.

CFRC Prison Radio – June 16, 2021

Interview with members of the Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project!