Category Archives: Calls From Home

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.

CFRC Prison Radio, May 6, 2020

A new episode during COVID-19. A message from the Millhaven Lifer’s Group, updates, an interview with the vice-chair of the inmate committee at Warksworth Institution, voices from provincial and federal prisons about COVID-19, and a tribute to Tony Allen, who gave CPR our theme song and incredible music to the world. Rest in power.

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.

CFRC Prison Radio, April 15, 2020.

Updates on COVID-19 in Canadian prisons, call out for Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, solidarity actions, updates on Barton jail struggle, and requests and messages of support.

CPR / Calls from Home for April 8, 2020

This week’s episode features updates on Grand Valley and Port Cartier, as well as the Laval Immigration Detention hunger strike victory, requests and messages of support from Bath, Joyceville and Millhaven Institution. + an interview with Kara Braun, a community chaplain and psychotherapist connected to local institutions with some advise and techniques for staying mindful, concentrated and focused during a very difficult time.

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.

Calls from Home and COVID-19

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CALLS FROM HOME EVERY WEEK

All programs and visits are shutdown in jails and prison across the province in response to COVID-19. We’re continuing to hear that conditions inside are not great, and at this time those inside need your support right now.

From now until this pandemic is over, every Wednesday from 7-8pm, CFRC Prison Radio will be playing your messages, shout-outs and song requests for local prisoners on CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston. Our signal reaches Collins Bay, Joyceville, and most areas of Bath, Millhaven and Cape Vincent Correctional in Upstate NY.

Please call us today at 613-417-3359 and leave a message. Or tune in on Wednesday and call the request line at 613-533-CFRC. Feel free to reach out with tips about what’s going on and how we can support from the outside.

Calls from Home, March 25, 2020


Our monthly Calls from Home episode, in archive form. This last show was about the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian prisons – all programs and visits are shutdown in jails and prison across the province in response to COVID-19. We broadcasted advice and messages of support to those inside during these trying times.

As always, you can submit to our next call in show, which will be weekly during the COVID-19 crisis, in the following ways:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6

Kingston-Area Prisoners Need Your Support

THIS WEDNESDAY – CALLS FROM HOME

All programs and visits are shutdown in jails and prison across the province in response to COVID-19. We’re getting word that conditions inside are deteriorating. Those inside need your support right now.

On Wednesday Mar 25 from 7-8pm, we will play your messages, shout-outs and song requests for local prisoners on CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston. Our signal reaches Collins Bay, Joyceville, and most areas of Bath, Millhaven and Cape Vincent Correctional in Upstate NY.

Please call us today at 613-417-3359 and leave a message. Or tune in on Wednesday and call the request line at 613-533-CFRC. Feel free to reach out with tips about what’s going on and how we can support from the outside.

CALLS FROM HOME HOLIDAY SPECIAL – DECEMBER 18th & 25th AT 7PM

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.

The holidays can be an especially difficult time to be apart from loved ones and community. This is a great time of year to let prisoners in the Kingston area know that you’re thinking of them – by sending a greeting, requesting a song or poem, or leaving a voicemail message to be read or played on the radio. Personal and general messages of support are both welcomed and encouraged!

CFRC Prison Radio will be broadcasting our special Holiday Calls From Home on Wednesday December 18th at 7PM, at 101.9fm in Kingston and worldwide at CFRC.ca.  It will be rebroadcast on December 25th.

Please let your loved ones incarcerated in the Kingston area know – our signal reaches Collins Bay, Joyceville, Bath and Millhaven Institutions.

Voicemail messages can be left at 613-417-3359.

Please visit our contact page or Facebook Page to see how you can get in touch at any time with your messages and requests!