Category Archives: Special Broadcast

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

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Prisoners Justice Day Special Broadcast

Calls From Home Featured on CBC Radio

Today, CBC Radio One featured a segment about our Calls From Home Holiday Special on radio stations across Ontario. We’re told it’s been picked up nationally so it should air on select stations across the country this week. Thanks to CBC for sharing the story with their listeners! What we do at CPR can be reproduced in other places with jails, prisons and detention centres in the broadcast range of a community radio station. Get in touch if you want to discuss setting up a show in your area!

Check out the segment that aired in Kitchener-Waterloo this morning:

This Year’s Calls From Home Holiday Special is December 19th 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 19th at 7PM, at 101.9fm in Kingston and worldwide at CFRC.ca. 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!

*Reception at Millhaven and Bath can be spotty, depending where you are in the institution.

Prisoners Justice Day 2018 Archive

Aired August 10, 2018

Posted to the Internet Archive

This year marked the 44th annual Prisoners Justice Day and the 10th annual Prisoners Justice Day broadcast on CPR. Below is an overview of the 6 hour special broadcast. Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show! Thank you as well to CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio and CFRU 93.3-FM in Guelph for simultaneously broadcasting the show and spreading the message.

00:00:00  Introduction to Prisoners Justice Day

00:19:30   Dr. Bob Gaucher on the history of PJD

00:49:30  Prison for Women Memorial Collective

01:05:00   Donny and Jimmy Hogan on prison experimentation

01:14:50   Amina Mohamed on the film Emergent Visions: No Prisons!

01:39:30   Hugh from Ad Astra Comix on the forthcoming Peter Collins Anthology

02:00:00  PJD memorial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kingston

02:30:30  Prison for Women Memorial Collective Healing Circle

02:43:30  Memorial Segment (reading of names)

03:40:30  Listener messages and music requests

Prisoners Justice Day Broadcast – August 10, 2018

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

*JULY 29, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
*PRISONERS JUSTICE DAY BROADCAST*
*AUGUST 10, 2018*

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

2018 marks the 44rd 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 4-7pm on August 10, CFRC 101.9fm will air interviews, news, features and memorials about prisoners and prison conditions. From 7-10pm, tune in for messages and music requests by and for prisoners and their loved ones and supporters. Earlier that day, there will be a vigil at St. Mary’s Cemetery at noon, and a Healing Circle at the Prison for Women site at 1pm.

The broadcast will also 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, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L-3N6
EMAIL: CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup.net
PHONE: 613-417-3359 to record a message or 613-533-CFRC [2372] live during the program

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

Media contact: cfrcprisonradio [at] riseup.net

 

Calls From Home Holiday Special (December 2017)

Aired December 20, 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.

We want to extend a special thanks to everyone who helped put out the word for this holiday special. The response was overwhelming and heartening for all of us at CPR!

Music:
Seasick Steve and the Level Devils – Xmas Prison Blues
Theory of a Dead Man – Santa Monica
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
The Weeknd & Future – Low Life
Buju Banton – Wanna Be Loved
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Jah Cure – Prison Wall
Kodak Black – Too Many Years
Ennis Sisters – Ennis Rd
Chris Brown – This Christmas

 

Prisoners Justice Day 2017 Archive

Aired August 10, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Here you can find an archive of the entire 5 hour special broadcast for Prisoners Justice Day 2017. Thank you to the numerous people who contributed this year. We were so happy to also have the show this year also broadcast on CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio.

Below is a breakdown of what you’ll hear:

00:00 What Is Prisoners Justice Day?
10:00 Dr. John Charlton
28:30 Albert Dumont
56:45 Margaret Holland from Canadian Families in Corrections Network
1:12:30 Mark Kerwin, executive director of KLINK Coffee
1:22:45 Hugh from Ad Astra Comix about forthcoming Peter Collins Anthology
1:42:00 Mary, community support person for a local prisoner
1:57:30 Jarrod Shook about PJD and prison activism in Ottawa
2:20:00 Memorial Segment (reading of names)
2:56:00 Jimmy Hogan statement about prison experiments
3:00:00 Music requests begin
3:43:00 Live interview with Jarrod Shook about PJD events in Ottawa
More music requests
4:14:00 Letter from prisoner at Bath Institution
More music requests
4:57:00 Strong Woman Song

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

 

May Day 2017 Special Broadcast

Aired May 1, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This year, CFRC 101.9FM held a special broadcast live from May Day celebrations in Kingston, on May 1st from 4-6pm (despite terrible weather!). As the whole CPR crew was involved in producing this broadcast, we have uploaded the broadcast here for your listening pleasure.

1:10 Speech from 2016 May Day event in Kingston
9:25 Interview with Doug Nesbitt, editor of Rank and File
48:00 May Day at Kingston Penitentiary, 1933
59:23 Interview with participant at anti-racist rally (March 4, 2017)
1:05:55 Reports from May Day around the world
1:21:54 The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day
1:40:40 Live broadcast from Skeleton Park