Category Archives: Interview

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.

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.

Interviews about the John Howard Society and ‘Contact’

An interview with Catherine Latimer and Lawrence Da Silva about the launch of a new podcast and more broadly about the need for transparency, information, and assistance for prisoners. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, or contributing, please contact the John Howard Society by writing to them at 809 Blackburn Mews, Kingston, ON K7P 2N6, Canada, e-mailing national@johnhoward.ca or phoning Lawrence at 613 218 7592.

After that, an interview with Andrea Conte about his documentary project dedicated to Contact, the 1990s prison television show that aired right here in Kingston. If you happen to have tapes of Contact, please contact contacttvdocumentary@gmail.com.

Listen here: https://archive.org/details/2019111318

Interviews with Zahra and Linda Mussell, October 16, 2019.

October 16, 2019 presented two interviews during this episode.

The first is with Zahra Fahran, a trans woman prisoner who was just paroled after serving almost 20 years behind bars. She talks about the experience of transitioning inside, being sent to a women’s prison, and finally living outside of a cell.

The second interview is with Linda Mussell, Queen’s Department of Political Studies, discussing her research, and the power of media images and prison tourism to shape public understanding of people behind bars.

Listen to the interviews here: https://archive.org/details/cproct1619h00

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

Prisoner Justice Day, August 10, 2019

This year marked the 45th annual Prisoners Justice Day and the 11th annual Prisoners Justice Day broadcast on CPR. Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show! Thank you as well to CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio for simultaneously broadcasting the show and spreading the message.

Contents:

0:00-0:26:00: Introduction and Historical Information

0:26:00-0:54:00: Interview with Al Fowler of Crackdown about the opioid crisis in prisons.

0:54:00-1:30:00: An interview with April, who lost a brother at the Barton Jail in Hamilton.

1:30:00-2:01:00: An older interview with Jamindian, aka Henry Ryskamp, who passed away at the Quinte Detention Centre this year.

2:01:00- 2:36:30: Interview with 3 women who were incarcerated in the now-closed Prison For Women who return each year to Kingston for Prisoners Justice Day for a panel and healing circle on the grounds of P4W.

2:36:30-3:33:00: Memorial – reading out the names of those who have died behind bars.

3:33:00-6:00:00: Requets, messages, songs and poems.

Archive here: https://archive.org/details/pjd2019fullbroadcast

CFRC Prison Radio On TVO!

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Why prisoners are tuning in to this campus radio station

Hey wow! A nice write-up about the show from TVO! Much thanks to David Corrigan for interviewing us and seeing the show in action while we were on the air at CFRC 101.9 FM.

“When people are calling in with all their kids on the line, leaving a message for Daddy, and you can hear all the kids in the background yelling at him with their cute Christmas song request or whatever, those are the things that make it worthwhile.”

April 17, 2019 – Joy James talk at Queen’s

April 17, 2019, at 7pm on CFRC 101.9fm’s Prison Radio program:

We start the show with the first in what we hope is a monthly segment featuring Jimmy and Donny Hogan, commenting on historic and contemporary problems in Canadian corrections.

Then starting at 7:25 we will broadcast most of the talk given by Joy James on March 18, 2019, at Queen’s University. The talk, ‘The Architects of Contemporary Abolitionism,’ explores the political theories and activism of George Jackson and Angela Davis, the origins and impact of abolitionist critiques of policing and mass incarceration in the 20th century…and the pragmatic contributions and contradictions of contemporary prison reform, abolitionism and revolutionary politics in the US.

This event was part of Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship Series, and co-organized by the Cultural Studies at Queen’s University Graduate Programme, the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Philosophy.

An archive is located here: https://archive.org/details/CPRApril1719h00

INTERVIEW ABOUT DEATH AT QUINTE DETENTION CENTRE

56775754_1047914202059130_3131411671411589120_o.jpgComing up on April 10, 2019, at 7:00pm on CFRC 101.9fm CPR will have be remembering Henry Ryskamp, aka Jamindian, with an interview with a close friend, and some of his music and words from the archives. Tragically, Henry passed away at the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee late last month.

Rest in power Henry.

Here is the episode in archive form.

There will be a tribute by Free The People Radio Show on CFRC at Café Church Kingston on April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm. All are welcome.

#prisonskill #DemandPrisonsChange

CPR – March 13, 2019. Headlines and Risk Assessment

Listen to the archive here: https://archive.org/details/CPRMarch13

First, a selection of headlines and news updates, with analysis, drawn from current events in Corrections, prisons and abolitionism.

Then, through the good graces of our friends at Rustbelt Radio, interviews with three abolitionists who attended the 2018 Allied Media Conference in Detroit.

First up, Chelsea Barabas and Rodrigo Ochigame of MIT outline the reformist logic of pre-trial assessment and discuss the recent history of individualized actuarial fairness…

Hamid Khan of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition provides historical context for surveillance and algorithmic policing tools deployed by the state, and how they connect with redlining and the suppression of dissent.