Category Archives: Abolitionism

PRISONER JUSTICE DAY, AUGUST 10, 2020

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In recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, August 10, 2020, 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, from 4 to 10pm.  Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show, to to everyone who listened, called in and sent messages of love and support during our 12th broadcast yesterday & thanks to CFRC and to all the volunteers behind the mic & behind the scenes that made it happen! 

Here is the archive of the broadcast:

Contents:

0:00:00-0:25:00: Introduction and Historical Information

0:26:00-0:56:00: Interview with Lindsay Jennings from PASAN about the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund & importance of solidarity & mutual aid.

0:56:00-2:00:00: Audio recording from the July 25 2020 Kingston stop of #JusticeforSoli Ontario Prison Tour talking about wrongful deaths and mental health crisis in Ontario provincial and federal prisons.

2:00:00-2:55:00: Audio from the P4W Memorial Collective “in conversation with Cedar, Moka Dawkins, and Tami Starlight about trans femme decolonial and abolitionist dreams….broadcasting messages of care, love, rage, and analyses of the relationship between white supremacy, binary gender, and state violence.” Full interviews will also be posted on the www.p4wmemorialcollective.com website.

2:55:00-3:05:00: Updates from the ongoing hunger strikes at the Barton Jail in Hamilton.

3:05:00-3:50:00: Memorial – reading out the names of those who have died behind bars.

3:50:00-5:05:00: Requests and messages from listeners and families of the incarcerated in the Kingston area. Special guest Hugh from CFRC show ‘Prog is not a dirty word’.

5:05:00-6:00:00: Special request show of ‘What The Punk?’ with songs selected by Anthony and others at Bath Institution.

Prison Radio, July 15, 2020

Updates on recent news items including visits, the Maplehurst Correctional Centre strike, messages, letters from BC prisoners, voices from Michigan prisons during COVID-19

Prison Radio – May 20, 2020

Interviews with Solidarity Without Borders about the Laval Immigration Detention Centre Strike and interviews with ex-prisoners about COVID-19 in Montreal area prisons.

CFRC Prison Radio, May 13, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 behind bars, messages and song requests and tributes from our listeners outside and behind bars, and an interview and discussion about disturbances at Donnacona Institution in Quebec – provided by the John Howard Society.

Prison Radio for April 22, 2020

Messages and words of support, news updates on COVID-19 in Canadian prisons, and recordings from the noise demos and prisoner solidarity caravan – demanding early release for prisoners due to the pandemic – that came through Kingston this week.

New Resource: noprisons.ca

A new website that is serving as a clearing house for all the information you could need about what is going on in Canadian prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFRC Prison Radio, April 1, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 in federal prisons, including the first diagnosis at Port-Cartier and Grand Valley Institution, musical requests from supporters of prisoners at Bath Institution, transcripts from an interview with the Joyceville Institution inmate committee chair, calls for depopulation and release of prisoners during the pandemic, and information on the Barton Jail, Laval Immigration Detention Centre and Burnside Jail solidarity actions and inmate protests.

Teachin’ Against the Big House: Teach-in on Prison Entertainment.

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September 18, 2019, at 7pm EST CFRC Prison Radio (CPR) will air the audio from Teachin’ Against the Big House: Teach-in on Prison Entertainment. This teach-in took place on September 12, 2019, bringing together voices critical of the Rockin’ The Big House concert to discuss what prison tourism means for Kingston and beyond. It was organized by the P4W Memorial Collective, SNID, and OPIRG Kingston.

Listen to the audio here.

Speakers included professors Justin Piché (University of Ottawa) and Kevin Walby (University of Winnipeg), and formerly-incarcerated activists Richard Atkinson, Ann Hansen, Donny Hogan, and Jimmy Hogan.

Post-PJD Reports, August 14, 2019

Tonight at 7pm on CFRC 101.9 FM our first post-PJD episode. Featuring an interview with Shaun Shannon and Calvin Neufeld at the Evolve Our Prison Farms PJD event in Kingston, a discussion of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project second quarterly JAIL Hotline report, and PJD events in St. John’s and Hamilton.

Listen to the full episode here: https://archive.org/details/cpraug14