Jon Snow, Channel 4 News Presenter & PRA Patron

 

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

The Brixton Hour

The Brixton Hour

Former HMP Brixton Governor, Paul McDowell, answering prisoners' questions for The Brixton Hour   It is through The Brixton Hour that National Prison Radio retains a vital link with its predecessor, Electric Radio Brixton. This programme is essential listening for anybody serving time in th... more→

The Information Centre

The Information Centre

Every prisoner remembers their first night in a prison cell. For most, it is a disorienting and stressful experience with a heady mix of emotions at play: fear, anger, confusion, worry, uncertainty. There is also a mountain of information and rules which prisoners have to learn very quickly, and get... more→

A Sound Fix

A Sound Fix

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→

It’s Tough to Talk – January 2012

It’s Tough to Talk – January 2012

There were 58 apparent self-inflicted deaths in custody in England and Wales in 2010. The suicide rate for men in prison is five times greater than that for men in the community. ... more→

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