Author Archives: cfrcprisonradio

Calls from Home – March 31, 2021

Our weekly Calls from Home show. Please contribute to our next one if you can!

Prison Radio – March 24, 2021

Interviews about mental health, health care, (dis)ability behind bars in Canada and the Unites States. Archive below:

CPR – March 17, 2021

Screening Room.

This week, we play our audio from an event at the Screening Room in Kingston on March 4. This was part of a screening put on by the Prison4Women Memorial Collective of a clip of an untitled in progress film, followed by informal conversation with Joey Twins.

The film gathers personal photographs together with interviews, institutional archives, art, ceremony and music, this collective video project transmits the spirit of survival through story and intimate worlding in moving image and sound.

Joey Twins is a plains Cree woman from the bear clan of Alberta, Canada, and recipient of the 2020 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award. Joey is a public speaker and teacher who shares her knowledge and wisdom from her time inside of prison alongside lessons of survival, love and community.

In 1994 Joey and a handful of other woman who were incarcerated at the Kingston Prison for Women (P4W) engaged in physical combat with the prison guards after the women could no longer stand the abuse they were subjected to. P4W, made notorious with horror stories of psychiatric experimentation and abject abuse of human rights, was finally shut down in 2000.

Archive:

CFRC Prison Radio – March 10, 2021

Lauren Walker, TRUTHOUT

Interview with the Perilous Chronicle, a journal of prisoner resistance, about struggles in American and Canadian prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Archive audio here:

Prison Radio – March 3, 2021

Sent to us by Montreal Prison Radio. Featuring a long interview w our inside correspondent Muti Ajamu Osagboro and his fiancée Raqueeb Bey about relationships across prison walls, COVID-19, and how their political commitments brought them together.

Archive here:

Calls from Home – February 24, 2021

Our monthly Calls from Home show!

Prison Radio – February 17, 2021

Interview with Heather Ann Thompson about the 1971 Attica Riot.

Inmates at Attica State Prison in Attica, N.Y., raise their hands in clenched fists in a show of unity, Sept. 1971, during the Attica uprising, which took the lives of 43 people. (AP Photo)

Prison Radio – February 10, 2021

An interview with members of the Prison for Women Memorial Collective about ongoing plans to develop the now vacant prison and the still unfulfilled demand for a memorial garden.

CFRC Prison Radio – February 3, 2021

Audio from an event critical of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign and Bell’s extortionate monopoly over phone calls made from within institutions. 

Calls from Home – January 27, 2021

Our monthly Calls from Home call-in show for January!