Category Archives: Calls From Home

Calls From Home (July 2017)

Aired July 26, 2017
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 week we also brought special guest Cedar into the studio with us to discuss anarchist prisoners in France including Kara Wild.

News: Coroners Report on Soleiman FaqiriCSC closing Regina training facilityCSC transfers first transgender prisoner based on gender identityInuit elders incarcerated for refusing to stay away from Muskrat FallsWeek of Solidarity with J20 DefendantsTennessee County is offering incentives for prisoners to get sterilizedNoise demo at juvenile detention centre in PortlandWorkhouse jail noise demo gets rowdy in St Louis

Music:

Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
Kerkhophony – Bohemian Captivity
Requiem – Storm Heaven
Sing Me Home – I’ll Break Out Again Tonight
Mother Tareka – Imagine Something Different

Press Release – Prisoners Justice Day 2017 Broadcast

CPR c/o CFRC Radio
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
http://CFRC.ca

*PRISONERS JUSTICE DAY BROADCAST*
*AUGUST 10, 2017*

*For Immediate Release*

KINGSTON, ON – On Thursday, August 10, CFRC 101.9fm presents its 9th annual
broadcast for Prisoners Justice Day, remembering all those who have died
behind bars. For the first time, this broadcast will be shared by CJAI
92.1fm, Amherst Island Radio.

2017 marks the 43rd annual Prisoners Justice Day, which began in
commemoration of Eddie Nalon, a prisoner who bled to death in the
segregation unit of Millhaven prison on August 10, 1974. More than 4
decades later, upwards of 200 prisoners die in custody each year in Canada
alone.

From 5-8pm on August 10, CFRC 101.9fm will air interviews, news, features
and memorials about prisoners and prison conditions. From 8-10pm, tune in
for messages and music requests by and for prisoners and their loved ones
and supporters. The broadcast will be simulcast on CJAI 92.1fm and
streamed online at CFRC.ca.

Listeners are invited to contribute requests, messages and comments by:

MAIL: 

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

EMAIL: cfrcprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net

PHONE: 613-329-2693 to record a message or 613-533-CFRC [2372] live during
the program

For more information, visit CFRC.ca or Twitter.com/CPRkingston

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Media contact:

cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net
613-329-2693

 

Calls From Home (June 2017)

Aired June 28, 2017
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.

News: Death at WarkworthDeath at Beaver CreekGovernment announces plans to limit segregation and moves to have lawsuit dismissedToxic culture at Edmonton Institution

Music:

Vince Staples – Norf Norf
Sing Me Home – I’m Free From The Chain Gang Now
Kerkhophony – Dolly Pardon Em All
Barrington Levy – Murderer
Horace Andy – Let’s Live In Love
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
The Dead Sparrows – Timothy
Tribe Called Red – Virus

Calls From Home (May 2017)

Aired May 31, 2017
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.

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
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.

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
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 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
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 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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