The second is an interview taped with Ricky Atkinson, former leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang who did more than 30 years in prison in the Kingston area. He recently released a memoir, The Life, Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson. I caught up with him at a book-signing at the Kingston Chapters.
This week we shared audio recorded by a CFRC volunteer that didn’t make it into the Prisoner’s Justice Day broadcast. Thanks to Facundo for interviewing people on the street in Kingston on a variety of ‘hotbutton’ issues in the prison system today.
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 Knife – Without You, Life Would Be Boring
Dorothea – Ship Of Fools
Roger Miller – King of the Road
Cutless – What Faith Can Do
Star F*cking Hipsters – Empty Lives
Bone Thugs – That Girl
Herbie Hancock – He Who Lives In Fear
KRS One – You Ain’t Got Time
Light Bearer – Prelapsus
Following up on our special Prisoners Justice Day broadcast last week, we share content from a local PJD round-table event featuring former women prisoners and prison advocates. For the second half of the show, we bring you the extended interview with Albert Dumont shared on the special broadcast.
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
This week we bring you a conversation recorded in Ottawa between a CPR correspondent and Jarrod Shook. If you listen to our show you’ll recognize Jarrod’s name – he was an active voice and frequent contributor to CPR while he was incarcerated at Collins Bay Institution before getting paroled one year ago. He shared his thoughts about what life is like on parole, his engagement with the Ottawa poetry scene, prison activism in Ottawa including opposing new jail construction, his involvement with the Journal of Prisoners on Prison, and Prisoners Justice Day.
Johnny Cash – Redemption Song (ft Joe Strummer)
Bone Thugs – Coming Home (ft Stephen Marley)
Tonight we share a lecture that happened in Kingston on May 24, 2017 as part of the Guelph Summer Lecture Series. This talk focused on the origins of the modern prison, and specifically prison reform and the ‘rehabilition’ model and discusses why it isn’t working.