CPR, August 12, 2020

Follow-up to our Prisoner’s Justice Day episode on August 10, with requests, messages, submissions and songs we couldn’t get to that day.


In recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, August 10, 2020, 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, from 4 to 10pm.  Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show, to to everyone who listened, called in and sent messages of love and support during our 12th broadcast yesterday & thanks to CFRC and to all the volunteers behind the mic & behind the scenes that made it happen! 

Here is the archive of the broadcast:


0:00:00-0:25:00: Introduction and Historical Information

0:26:00-0:56:00: Interview with Lindsay Jennings from PASAN about the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund & importance of solidarity & mutual aid.

0:56:00-2:00:00: Audio recording from the July 25 2020 Kingston stop of #JusticeforSoli Ontario Prison Tour talking about wrongful deaths and mental health crisis in Ontario provincial and federal prisons.

2:00:00-2:55:00: Audio from the P4W Memorial Collective “in conversation with Cedar, Moka Dawkins, and Tami Starlight about trans femme decolonial and abolitionist dreams….broadcasting messages of care, love, rage, and analyses of the relationship between white supremacy, binary gender, and state violence.” Full interviews will also be posted on the www.p4wmemorialcollective.com website.

2:55:00-3:05:00: Updates from the ongoing hunger strikes at the Barton Jail in Hamilton.

3:05:00-3:50:00: Memorial – reading out the names of those who have died behind bars.

3:50:00-5:05:00: Requests and messages from listeners and families of the incarcerated in the Kingston area. Special guest Hugh from CFRC show ‘Prog is not a dirty word’.

5:05:00-6:00:00: Special request show of ‘What The Punk?’ with songs selected by Anthony and others at Bath Institution.

Prisoner’s Justice Day, August 10, 2020


In recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, August 10, 2020, an annual, international, day of remembrance for those who have died behind bars, Prison Radio is taking over the airwaves at CFRC 101.9 FM​ in Kingston, Ontario, from 4 to 10pm on Monday, August 10. PJD started at Millhaven Institution in the Kingston area, and we broadcast to all federal prisons in our range as well as upstate New York.

We’ll have interviews, commentary and a memorial segment until 7pm; followed by music requests and messages by and for prisoners and their loved ones and supporters from 7.30-10pm.

This is our 12th annual CFRC broadcast, and we would love to hear from you. Send your messages, song requests, poems, essays, whatever, for friends and family behind bars in the Kingston area, and we’ll put them on the air. If you’d like to be interviewed or chat with us, please reach out. During the show, our request line will also be open. And spread the word!

Contact us:

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:
Suite #409
427 Princess Street
Kingston, ON, Canada
K7L 5S9

Prison Radio, July 15, 2020

Updates on recent news items including visits, the Maplehurst Correctional Centre strike, messages, letters from BC prisoners, voices from Michigan prisons during COVID-19

Prison Radio, July 1, 2020

Canada Day non-special for Prison Radio. Messages and news updates + extensive audio from the June 27 solidarity demonstration outside Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario.

Calls from Home – June 24, 2020

Calls from Home edition of Prison Radio. Discussion of the KP tours re-opening, updates on the strikes at Barton Jail and the Central East Correctional Centre, and requests and messages from listeners.

Prison Radio, June 17, 2020

Updates and audio from the women prisoners supporting the hunger strike at Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Prison Radio, June 10, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 in prisons – finally dropping off!, messages of love and support, and audio from the hunger strike at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Prison Radio, June 3, 2020

Messages from listeners, news stories from Millhaven Institution, manifestos and demands from the strikers at Bordeaux Jail in Montreal, updates on COVID-19 behind bars across Canada, Black Lives Matters protests, and our 2018 interview with Robyn Maynard about policing black lives in Canada.

Prison Radio – May 27, 2020

Calls from Home from May 27, 2020. Messages and songs + updates from the Barton Street Jail protests and solidarity demonstrations + COVID-19 updates.