Press Release – Prisoners Justice Day 2017 Broadcast

CPR c/o CFRC Radio
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
http://CFRC.ca

*PRISONERS JUSTICE DAY BROADCAST*
*AUGUST 10, 2017*

*For Immediate Release*

KINGSTON, ON – On Thursday, August 10, CFRC 101.9fm presents its 9th annual
broadcast for Prisoners Justice Day, remembering all those who have died
behind bars. For the first time, this broadcast will be shared by CJAI
92.1fm, Amherst Island Radio.

2017 marks the 43rd annual Prisoners Justice Day, which began in
commemoration of Eddie Nalon, a prisoner who bled to death in the
segregation unit of Millhaven prison on August 10, 1974. More than 4
decades later, upwards of 200 prisoners die in custody each year in Canada
alone.

From 5-8pm on August 10, CFRC 101.9fm will air interviews, news, features
and memorials about prisoners and prison conditions. From 8-10pm, tune in
for messages and music requests by and for prisoners and their loved ones
and supporters. The broadcast will be simulcast on CJAI 92.1fm and
streamed online at CFRC.ca.

Listeners are invited to contribute requests, messages and comments by:

MAIL: 

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

EMAIL: cfrcprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net

PHONE: 613-329-2693 to record a message or 613-533-CFRC [2372] live during
the program

For more information, visit CFRC.ca or Twitter.com/CPRkingston

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Media contact:

cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net
613-329-2693

 

“Freedom is a Must” – Catching Up with Jarrod Shook

Aired August 2, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we bring you a conversation recorded in Ottawa between a CPR correspondent and Jarrod Shook. If you listen to our show you’ll recognize Jarrod’s name – he was an active voice and frequent contributor to CPR while he was incarcerated at Collins Bay Institution before getting paroled one year ago. He shared his thoughts about what life is like on parole, his engagement with the Ottawa poetry scene, prison activism in Ottawa including opposing new jail construction, his involvement with the Journal of Prisoners on Prison, and Prisoners Justice Day.

Music:

Johnny Cash – Redemption Song (ft Joe Strummer)
Bone Thugs – Coming Home (ft Stephen Marley)

Calls From Home (July 2017)

Aired July 26, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

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.

This week we also brought special guest Cedar into the studio with us to discuss anarchist prisoners in France including Kara Wild.

News: Coroners Report on Soleiman FaqiriCSC closing Regina training facilityCSC transfers first transgender prisoner based on gender identityInuit elders incarcerated for refusing to stay away from Muskrat FallsWeek of Solidarity with J20 DefendantsTennessee County is offering incentives for prisoners to get sterilizedNoise demo at juvenile detention centre in PortlandWorkhouse jail noise demo gets rowdy in St Louis

Music:

Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
Kerkhophony – Bohemian Captivity
Requiem – Storm Heaven
Sing Me Home – I’ll Break Out Again Tonight
Mother Tareka – Imagine Something Different

Origins of the Modern Prison

Aired July 19, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Tonight we share a lecture that happened in Kingston on May 24, 2017 as part of the Guelph Summer Lecture Series. This talk focused on the origins of the modern prison, and specifically prison reform and the ‘rehabilition’ model and discusses why it isn’t working.

Defend J20 and August 19th Solidarity

Aired July 12, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we syndicated two interviews from The Final Straw Radio. The first is with Ben Turk of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee about the August 19th call for solidarity with prisoners. The second is an excerpt of an interview with an arrestee and supporter of the J20 defendants, who were mass arrested at the Trump inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20th, 2017. Thanks Final Straw!

Music:

Blackbird Raum – A Rat In My Dream

Calls From Home (June 2017)

Aired June 28, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

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.

News: Death at WarkworthDeath at Beaver CreekGovernment announces plans to limit segregation and moves to have lawsuit dismissedToxic culture at Edmonton Institution

Music:

Vince Staples – Norf Norf
Sing Me Home – I’m Free From The Chain Gang Now
Kerkhophony – Dolly Pardon Em All
Barrington Levy – Murderer
Horace Andy – Let’s Live In Love
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
The Dead Sparrows – Timothy
Tribe Called Red – Virus

Catherine Latimer and Lawrence de Silva

Aired June 21, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we broadcasted at 6pm instead of 7pm because of CFRC Special Broadcasting for Aboriginal Day. We bring you audio from a talk given by Catherine Latimer, Executive Director of the John Howard Society, and Lawrence de Silva, ex-prisoner living in Kingston, as part of the Guelph Summer Lecture Series in May 2017. They discuss prison life and what could be possible with the current Senate investigation into the human rights of prisoners.

June 11th Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

Aired June 14, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

June 11th has been observed since 2004 by anarchists and environmentalists as a day of action to mobilize around imprisoned comrades. Tonight we bring you an interview conducted by June 11 organizers with Ann Hansen, a freelance writer living on a farm near Kingston and former member of Direct Action, an underground anarchist guerilla group active in the 1980s.

News: Incident at Henry Trail halfway houseSolitary Is Torture demonstration in MichiganSolidarity rally with Folsom hunger strikersBeatrice Hunter released

Music:

Sing Me Home – Sing Me Back Home
DECIDE TODAY – Strong Hearts Cannot Be Caged

Calls From Home (May 2017)

Aired May 31, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

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.

News: Fire at Quebec City jailFentanyl overdoses at Quinte Detention CentreFirst death at Southwest Detention Centre – Feds admit most immigrant detainees aren’t “dangerous” – Indefinite migrant detention court challengeCSC strikes prison farms advisoryHunger strike at Folsom Prison

Music:

Sampa – Reverse Faults
Imany – Slow Down
The Tidal Sleep – Words
Tristan Welsh – Locked Up

 

Simple Health Remedies in Prison

Aired May 10, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Tonight we bring you an interview with M, a holistic health counsellor based in Vancouver about simple health remedies using ingredients widely available through prison kitchens, canteens and gardens. Responses to our call for information formed the basis of our program today, so thank you! Special shout-out goes to Chester Abbotsbury for this very thoughtful response to our call-out.

News: Correctional Investigator releases scathing report on Matthew Hines deathEvolve Our Prison Farms group enters the debateDavid Gagnier death at Bath InstitutionAltercation at Collins Bay Max results in several injuries

Music:

Ziggy Marley – Herbs and Spices
Simon and Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair/Canticle