Monthly Archives: October 2016

Give us a call!

We’re excited to announce that we once again have a phone line set up for Calls From Home! Call us any time and record your messages of support, song requests and/or news tips and please indicate if you would like us to broadcast your words on the show. The last Wednesday of every month (and sometimes on shows in between if it’s immediately pertinent), we will share your messages over the air, play your song requests, read your poetry, etc … give us a call!

Here is the number: 613-329-2693

We will be sending out this information to inmate committees and prisoner contacts across the region in the near future. If you know someone inside who would like to add us to their phone list – which we encourage! – here is the information CSC requires to get it set up:

Number: 613-329-2693
Name: Alex Jackson
Address: 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

Alex will be carrying the phone most days in case CSC staff call to approve the number.

Quinte Detention Centre/Collect Calls: Unfortunately at this time, we aren’t set up to accept collect calls. We are currently looking into options and applying for funding. Please get in touch with us if you have information about Quinte.

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Calls From Home (October 2016)

Aired October 26, 2016
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We’re excited to announce that we now have a voicemail line set up for messages, song requests and news tips … call us at 613-329-2693. We discuss the recent lockdowns at Collins Bay and the ongoing lockdown at Joyceville Assessment Unit for “exceptional search.” We run through some recent news including immigrant hunger strikes in Lindsay, Project FANG for Animal and Earth Liberation Political Prisoners, the unfolding story of Adam Capay‘s four-year segregation without trial in Thunder Bay, and the hundreds of arrests at the #NoDAPL anti-pipeline struggle in North Dakota. And as always, we play lots of good and relevant music, including an amazing record of B.B. King performing live at the Cook County Jail in 1971 that C dug out of the CFRC music archives.


Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Arianna Staiger Interviews

Aired October 19, 2016
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This week we bring you audio from an interview with Cheryl L’Hirondelle whose collaborative artwork created with incarcerated women and youth is currently on display at the Isabel Bader Centre’s Art and Media Lab in Kingston. We also hear an interview with the daughter of Marius Mason, a trans eco-activist currently serving a 22-year sentence in the United States.


Cheryl L’Hirondelle interview from Broken Boxes Podcast

Arianna Staiger interview from The Final Straw

Penal Press and NAABC Conference

Aired October 12, 2016
Posted to the Internet Archive

We open with a few announcements and news tidbits.

Next we share a CKUT interview with Melissa Munn, a professor at Okanagan college in British Columbia and an activist who has been supporting prisoners for over two decades. They spoke to Melissa about the Penal Press project, which is digitizing newspapers produced in prisons in Canada since the 1950s.
We close with a Final Straw interview with a member of the organizing committee for the Anarchist Black Cross conference in Denver, Colorado. In this conversation they discuss the history of the Anarchist Black Cross, how the prison strike is informing this year’s conference and much more.


Melissa Munn Interview by CKUT Prison Radio

NAABC Interview by the Final Straw Radio