April 17, 2019 – Joy James talk at Queen’s

April 17, 2019, at 7pm on CFRC 101.9fm’s Prison Radio program:

We start the show with the first in what we hope is a monthly segment featuring Jimmy and Donny Hogan, commenting on historic and contemporary problems in Canadian corrections.

Then starting at 7:25 we will broadcast most of the talk given by Joy James on March 18, 2019, at Queen’s University. The talk, ‘The Architects of Contemporary Abolitionism,’ explores the political theories and activism of George Jackson and Angela Davis, the origins and impact of abolitionist critiques of policing and mass incarceration in the 20th century…and the pragmatic contributions and contradictions of contemporary prison reform, abolitionism and revolutionary politics in the US.

This event was part of Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship Series, and co-organized by the Cultural Studies at Queen’s University Graduate Programme, the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Philosophy.

An archive is located here: https://archive.org/details/CPRApril1719h00

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INTERVIEW ABOUT DEATH AT QUINTE DETENTION CENTRE

56775754_1047914202059130_3131411671411589120_o.jpgComing up on April 10, 2019, at 7:00pm on CFRC 101.9fm CPR will have be remembering Henry Ryskamp, aka Jamindian, with an interview with a close friend, and some of his music and words from the archives. Tragically, Henry passed away at the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee late last month.

Rest in power Henry.

Here is the episode in archive form.

There will be a tribute by Free The People Radio Show on CFRC at Café Church Kingston on April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm. All are welcome.

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Calls from Home, March 27, 2019

Our monthly Calls from Home episode, in archive form.

Listen back here: https://archive.org/details/2019032719

As always, you can submit to our next call in show in the following ways:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6


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CPR was lucky enough to be in attendance and record this event on February 28, 2019 – presented by Solidarity Kingston – dedicated to building communities of support and solidarity, rather than ones of suspicion and fear.

Listen here: https://archive.org/details/2019032019

Speakers included:

Monia Mazigh, Author and Human Rights Advocate
Sharry Aiken, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
Jeff Monaghan, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University

They discussed:
– the context, history and contemporary analysis about the ways that anti-terrorist legislation can target and criminalize Muslim communities and key characteristics from many of these cases
– how surveillance impacts communities and how can communities and people targeted by surveillance can be safe
– how communities can effectively respond in these moments

Presented in English with Arabic interpretation. CPR is happy to share this broader conversation about police powers, criminalizing of identities, and surveillance with you.

CPR – March 13, 2019. Headlines and Risk Assessment

Listen to the archive here: https://archive.org/details/CPRMarch13

First, a selection of headlines and news updates, with analysis, drawn from current events in Corrections, prisons and abolitionism.

Then, through the good graces of our friends at Rustbelt Radio, interviews with three abolitionists who attended the 2018 Allied Media Conference in Detroit.

First up, Chelsea Barabas and Rodrigo Ochigame of MIT outline the reformist logic of pre-trial assessment and discuss the recent history of individualized actuarial fairness…

Hamid Khan of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition provides historical context for surveillance and algorithmic policing tools deployed by the state, and how they connect with redlining and the suppression of dissent.

Calls from Home – February 27, 2019

Our monthly Calls from Home episode, in archive form.

Listen back here: https://archive.org/details/2019022719

As always, you can submit to our next call-in show in the following ways:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6

Syphon 5.0

To promote the launch of the new issue of Modern Fuel‘s SYPHON publication, on incarceration, CPR is re-broadcasting some of our recordings and interviews with some of the folks featured in this new issue. Featuring a talk with Amina Mohamed, interviews with the P4W Memorial Collective, and a field recording of the memorial the Hogan brothers launched at Catarqui Cemetery for PJD.  Listen here:

Issues of SYPHON are available at Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre.

Here’s an overview of the publication: https://archive.org/details/CPRFeb2019h00

“Pushing back against popular narratives of Kingston’s incarceration histories espoused and circulated by the ‘dark tourism’ of Kingston Pen Tours, Issue 5.0: INCARCERATION aims to (re-)centre the resiliency and creativity of inmates in the face of violence, neglect, experimentation, and isolation, as well as the creative approaches of allies and artists who aim to cultivate awareness and solidarity in their pursuit of prisoner’s justice. While discussions of art’s role within carceral sites often default to problematic notions of art-making as a form of occupational therapy and “rehabilitation,” the artists, filmmakers, poets, and writers featured in this issue re-frame art-making as an act of resistance to and healing from systemic trauma, intergenerational trauma, colonial trauma, and/or the trauma of incarceration.

Contributors: Tings Chak, Molly Goddard/Bidabinokwe, Lisa Guenther, Ann Hansen, Donny Hogan, Jimmy Hogan, Sheena Hoszko, Amina Mohamed, Radiodress, Natasha Stirrett, Cameron Willis, Sara Wylie

Edited by Robin Alex McDonald.”

 

Calls From Home Featured on CBC Radio

Today, CBC Radio One featured a segment about our Calls From Home Holiday Special on radio stations across Ontario. We’re told it’s been picked up nationally so it should air on select stations across the country this week. Thanks to CBC for sharing the story with their listeners! What we do at CPR can be reproduced in other places with jails, prisons and detention centres in the broadcast range of a community radio station. Get in touch if you want to discuss setting up a show in your area!

Check out the segment that aired in Kitchener-Waterloo this morning:

This Year’s Calls From Home Holiday Special is December 19th at 7pm

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

The holidays can be an especially difficult time to be apart from loved ones and community. This is a great time of year to let prisoners in the Kingston area know that you’re thinking of them – by sending a greeting, requesting a song or poem, or leaving a voicemail message to be read or played on the radio. Personal and general messages of support are both welcomed and encouraged!

CFRC Prison Radio will be broadcasting our special Holiday Calls From Home on Wednesday December 19th at 7PM, at 101.9fm in Kingston and worldwide at CFRC.ca. Please let your loved ones incarcerated in the Kingston area know – our signal reaches Collins Bay, Joyceville, Bath* and Millhaven* Institutions.

Voicemail messages can be left at 613-417-3359. Please visit our contact page or Facebook Page to see how you can get in touch at any time with your messages and requests!

*Reception at Millhaven and Bath can be spotty, depending where you are in the institution.

Prisoners Justice Day 2018 Archive

Aired August 10, 2018

Posted to the Internet Archive

This year marked the 44th annual Prisoners Justice Day and the 10th annual Prisoners Justice Day broadcast on CPR. Below is an overview of the 6 hour special broadcast. Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show! Thank you as well to CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio and CFRU 93.3-FM in Guelph for simultaneously broadcasting the show and spreading the message.

00:00:00  Introduction to Prisoners Justice Day

00:19:30   Dr. Bob Gaucher on the history of PJD

00:49:30  Prison for Women Memorial Collective

01:05:00   Donny and Jimmy Hogan on prison experimentation

01:14:50   Amina Mohamed on the film Emergent Visions: No Prisons!

01:39:30   Hugh from Ad Astra Comix on the forthcoming Peter Collins Anthology

02:00:00  PJD memorial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kingston

02:30:30  Prison for Women Memorial Collective Healing Circle

02:43:30  Memorial Segment (reading of names)

03:40:30  Listener messages and music requests