Category Archives: Calls From Home

Calls From Home (May 2017)

Aired May 31, 2017
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Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

News: Fire at Quebec City jailFentanyl overdoses at Quinte Detention CentreFirst death at Southwest Detention Centre – Feds admit most immigrant detainees aren’t “dangerous” – Indefinite migrant detention court challengeCSC strikes prison farms advisoryHunger strike at Folsom Prison

Music:

Sampa – Reverse Faults
Imany – Slow Down
The Tidal Sleep – Words
Tristan Welsh – Locked Up

 

Calls From Home (April 2017)

Aired April 27, 2017
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Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

Announcements: May Day to be marked in Kingston

News: Transgender prisoners may be transferred soon under new policyKinew James inquest set to beginHunger strikes in immigrant detention centre in Tacoma

Music:

Propagandhi – Dear Coach’s Corner
Gonjasufi – Afrikan Spaceship
Johnny Cash – Starkville City Jail
Run The Jewels feat Zach de la Rocha – Close Your Eyes
King Pong Dub System – The New Racism
Loretta Lynn – Women’s Prison

Calls From Home (March 2017)

Aired March 29, 2017
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Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

This month we were pleased to share a Call For Information as well as correspondence from Stony Mountain Institution in Winnipeg regarding the aftermath of the Saskatchewan Pen riot in December 2016.

News: Youth uprising in Quebec detention centreSCAR protest in ReginaPrison strike organizer Siddique Abdullah Hasan in infirmary after hunger strikeArrests at jail solidarity demo in PittsburghDocuments reveal Ontario gets kickbacks for jail phone calls

Music:

Test Their Logik – Kiss Me Through The Phone (Remix)
Nas feat Damien Marley – Tribal War
Bambu feat Killer Mike – Prey-er
In A Grave – Show Me The Body
Lee Reed – Bad Gas
Sang Mele – Le Bal Des Insurgee
Old Haunt – Lord, I

Calls From Home (January 2017)

Aired January 25, 2017
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Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

This month we were pleased to share several stories, song dedications and an open letter to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

News: Death of Michael Coelho at Bath Institution“Escape” from Henry Trail

Calls From Home (December 2016)

Aired December 28, 2016
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

This month we share some tips and play several holiday-themed requests.

News: Indigenous prisoners face systematic discriminationInvestigation into Soleiman Faqiri’s deathFalse positives from drug scanning toolsCall for donations for Walls to Bridges bursary fund

Calls From Home (November 2016)

Aired November 30, 2016
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects
friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls
through the power of community radio.

In the news, we discuss the latest reports from the Auditor General of Canada and the Office of the Correctional Investigator, responses from the Correctional Service of Canada, a new report from the West Coast Prison Justice Society and Prisoners Legal Services calling on the government to abolish segregation, an incident at Edmonton Institution where a guard is alleged to have shot a prisoner in the testicles with a rubber bullet in retribution for a lawsuit, the “Extremism Prevention Program” from the Toronto Police, and the Trudeau Government announcing pipeline approvals for the Line 3 Replacement and Kinder Morgan’s Transmountain Pipeline Expansion, as well as dismissing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway.

We do our monthly Political Prisoner Birthday segment, thanks to the Prison Books Collective.

We play the following tracks:

Bad Gas by Lee Reed
Excursions by Tribe Called Quest
Double Portion by Dorothea (listener-submitted – thank you!)
The Lifer by Christian Collins
Chuck Berry by The Groove Commute
YOU TAKE NOTHING by Ragana
Time Bomb by Chumbawumba

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.

 

Calls From Home (September 2016)

Aired September 28, 2016
Posted to the Internet Archive

This month’s show is dedicated to everyone locked down at Collins Bay. We discuss an upcoming public event reflecting on the Save Our Prison Farms campaign, flyering visitors at Collins Bay Institution about the U.S. Prison Strike, and a recent statement issued by the End Immigration Detention Network. We share a segment from Democracy Now with updates about the prison strike, and a poem submitted to our Facebook group. And of course, we play some music.

Credits

From Nothing To Everything by Neal Shannacappo

Democracy Now Strike Update