Calls from Home – February 23, 2022

Our Monthly Calls from Home episode – this time for February 23, 2022.

If you would like to send a message or a song request to a Kingston-area prison, please get in touch before the next show!

The show will air on CFRC 101.9fm in Kingston from 7-8pm on Wednesday evening, or you can stream it at cfrc.ca.

To get in touch with a song and/or a message to share, you can leave us a voicemail at 613-417-3359 or email us at cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net.

You can also write to prison radio with song requests or messages for future CFH editions, or with news tips, poetry, ideas for stories for our regular weekly Prison Radio Show.

The address is:

CFRC Prison Radio
427 Princess Street, Suite 409
Kingston, ON
K7L 5S9

CFRC Prison Radio – February 9, 2022

Interviews about the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar and further conversation with Christophe Lewis, current federal prisoner campaigning against his brutal treatment at the hands of guards at Millhaven Institution in 2012.

CFRC Prison Radio – February 2, 2022

Special episode tonight, featuring an interview with members of the Coalition Against Proposed Prison (CAPP) attempting to prevent a new provincial prison in Kemptville, Ontario. As well as updates on supporting the family of Tamara Lucier, who died at the South West Detention Centre in Windsor and on the case of Leonard Peltier.

Some links relevant to tonight’s show:

If you’re interested in learning more about CAPP, visit https://www.coalitionagainstproposedprison.ca/. The front page of their website contains links to the fundraiser and email zap campaign that we discuss in tonight’s episode.

Listeners interested in making a donation to the family of Tamara Lucier, to cover her funeral expanses, can visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/u7szg-funeral.

You can reach the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee by visiting https://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info. You can sign the international petition for his release at https://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/…/resou…/petitions/.

Here is the audio, below:

Calls from Home – January 26, 2022

Our Monthly Calls from Home episode – this time from January 26, 2022.

If you would like to send a message or a song request to a Kingston-area prison, please get in touch before the next show!

The show will air on CFRC 101.9fm in Kingston from 7-8pm on Wednesday evening, or you can stream it at cfrc.ca.

To get in touch with a song and/or a message to share, you can leave us a voicemail at 613-417-3359 or email us at cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net.

You can also write to prison radio with song requests or messages for future CFH editions, or with news tips, poetry, ideas for stories for our regular weekly Prison Radio Show.

The address is:

CFRC Prison Radio
427 Princess Street, Suite 409
Kingston, ON
K7L 5S9

CFRC Prison Radio – January 19, 2022

 Updates on New Years’ noise demos outside of prisons in Ontario and Quebec, updates on Omicron outbreaks in prisons, interview with a prisoner named Christophe Lewis, who made headlines in mid-2021 for releasing footage of his beating by guards at Millhaven Institution in 2012, hunger strike update at Millhaven Institution, and article from Deepan Budlakoti, held at the Ottawa-Carleton Detenton Centre. 

Special Holiday Calls from Home – December 22, 2021

December 22, 2021 was our holiday episode of Calls From Home! This was a special two hour broadcast from 7 to 9pm on Dec. 22, but it was also re-broadcasted on Christmas Day from 2-4PM.

Thank you to everyone who sent in words, messages, recordings and songs going out to people at Quinte, Collins Bay, Bath, Joyceville, Millhaven, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, and Cape Vincent.

Holiday Calls from Home – December 22, 2021

December 22, 2021 is our holiday episode of Calls From Home! Please spread the word to everyone who has a loved one at any of the nearby prisons and jails — Quinte, Collins Bay, Bath, Joyceville, Millhaven, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, and Cape Vincent.

Not only will we have an extra hour of airtime from 7 to 9pm on Dec. 22, but we’ll also be re-broadcasting the entire episode on Christmas Day from 2-4PM.

Give your incarcerated friends and family the gift of hearing your voice and their favourite song!Get in touch with us at 613-417-3359, cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net, or send us a DM.

Prison Radio – December 15, 2021

Interview with member of BC-based prison abolition collective Joint Effort courtesy of Vancouver Co-Op Stark Raven!

Joint Effort is an all women prison abolitionist group involved in solidarity work with women prisoners at the Fraser Valley Institution for Women (Federal) in Abbotsford, BC and the Allouette Correctional Centre for Women (Provincial) in Maple Ridge, BC. Joint Effort started as a sub committee of the BC Federation of Women and has been volunteering at the women’s prison since 1980.

The group consists of women who work to create contacts between women in prison and various community organizations outside the prison.

On the “inside” our work consists of organizing discussion groups, various workshops and music, theatre and sports events. We work with the Inmate’s Committee and the Native Sisterhood to support their activities in any way that we can. In our weekly visits we try to create a space where women from “inside” and “outside” can communicate around issues of mutual interest, where respect and confidentiality are practiced and where a woman can speak her mind and be supported.

On the “outside”, Joint Effort is involved in providing public information about the situation of women in prison as well as lobbying the government on various issues.

(This information comes from prisonjustice.ca. More information here: http://prisonjustice.ca/joint-effort/

Prison Radio – December 8, 2021

News updates about Omicron and outbreaks in federal and provincial prisons, including at the Henry Traill Correctional Centre in Kingston, announcement of special episode for the holidays, and an interview from our colleagues Talking Radical Radio with Ardath Whynacht about her new book Insurgent Love: Abolition and Domestic Homicide.

Prison Radio – December 1, 2021

Announcement of special holiday edition of Calls from Home, news updates, and interview provided by our colleagues at Talking Radical Radio with Tonye Aganaba and Chantelle Spicer of the Defund 604 Newtork, a collective organized around prison and police abolition in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.