We are the Prison Radio Association – the charity behind the National Prison Radio station and the Life After Prison podcast.

We work with prisoners and ex prisoners to create award-winning radio and podcasts that help people to cope with life inside and on release from prison.

We want to ensure that every prisoner across England and Wales has access to the support, the information and the inspiration they need in order to work towards a brighter future beyond bars.

In 2009 we founded the world’s first national radio station for people in prison – National Prison Radio – and in 2022 we launched Life After Prison; a the UK’s first podcast made by ex-prisoners, for ex-prisoners.

NATIONAL PRISON RADIO

The world's first national radio station for people in prison. We inspire people through their sentences and help them prepare for life after release.

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LIFE AFTER PRISON PODCAST

The UK's first podcast for people who have been to prison. Presented by award-winning ex-prisoners Zak and Jules.

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PRISON RADIO INTERNATIONAL

We use our expertise and experience to support the development of radio projects around the world that work with people who are, or have been, in prison.

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VIDEO PRODUCTION

Targeted films with social impact. Our video production services enhance the work of partners whose values align with our own.

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BBC PRODUCTIONS

Our critically acclaimed programmes for the BBC have compelling, surprising and sensitive storytelling at their hearts.

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National Prison Radio reaches 80,000 people behind bars across England and Wales.

88%

of people in prison listen to National Prison Radio

42%

of National Prison Radio listeners tune in every single day

8

average number of hours listeners tune in every week

206

number of organisations featured on National Prison Radio over the past year

49,858

number of messages we’ve received from our listeners over the past year

94%

of National Prison Radio listeners trust the information they hear

82%

of listeners say the station helps them feel more motivated to make positive changes to their life

6814

number of messages we received from loved ones of people in prison

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We work with people with lived experience of prison to create award-winning audio productions.

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