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
Release from prison can be a time of great difficulty and anxiety. Many prisoners face serious practical challenges in the form of finding accommodation and employment and managing finances and debt. For many, there are the added pressures of rebuilding relationships and avoiding the factors which h... more→
While music is part of everyday life for most people, the overwhelming majority of prisoners do not have access to a radio or a stereo. National Prison Radio therefore represents the only way most prisoners can listen to music. No programme on National Prison Radio has done more to encourage the aud... more→
The reconviction rate following custodial sentences is high. Almost half of all adult prisoners (49%) are reconvicted within a year of leaving custody. For short sentence prisoners, the rate is even higher with 61% of offenders jailed for less than 12 months being reconvicted within a year. Lack of ... more→