I have chosen to lend my support to the PRA because I
believe this is innovative broadcasting to a quite literally captive audience… the potential in all sorts of ways is enormous.
The Prison Radio Association (PRA) aims to change the lives of serving prisoners through the power of radio.
An award-winning education charity, the PRA runs National Prison Radio (NPR) in partnership with the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). The service is available to prisoners across England and Wales directly in their cells.
The PRA also provides support, guidance and expertise to existing prison radio projects and advises prisons interested in setting up radio projects and radio training facilities.
The PRA was established as a charity in 2006 in response to a growing demand from prisons to engage in prison radio.
Registered Charity Number – 1114760
Our programmes and campaigns
Porridge is the world’s first national breakfast show made by and for prisoners. It is National Prison Radio’s flagship programme and provides an uplifting and positive soundtrack to the start of the prison day. Prisoners do not have access to the internet. Newspapers are a luxury and literacy l... more→
Prison is a place where people have lots of time to reflect on their life, their situation and their future. Many prisoners discover faith when they are locked up, while many continue to practice the faith they have always had. Dawn til Dusk is a weekly show produced by the PRA at HMP Pentonville an... more→
This Sony Radio Academy Gold Award-winning campaign delivered key messages to prisoners to inform and educate them about drug and alcohol misuse and to promote the support services offered in prisons and in the community upon release. The campaign was designed to encourage inmates to recognise their... more→
Rates of smoking in prisons are extremely high. Approximately 80% of prisoners smoke, compared to 22% of the general UK population. Smoking is an established part of prison culture. Many prisoners say they smoke as a way of coping with stress and boredom, and cigarettes and tobacco also have a signi... more→