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!
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.