Prison radio offers a unique, innovative and effective way to communicate with prisoners and engage them in education, debate and community. Working alongside serving prisoners and focusing on speech radio, the PRA produces and delivers National Prison Radio, broadcasting information and educational materials which support the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) reducing reoffending agenda.
Through our varied programming, we provide additional practical and emotional support for groups with specific needs. We've run series of programmes highlighting specific support available for ex-service personnel, care leavers, women in prison, young people behind bars, the disproportionate number of Gypsy and Traveller people behind bars, as well as programming addressing age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and LGBTQ+ issues.
PRA helps prisoners with:
- Education, training and employment
- Drugs and alcohol
- Finance, benefit and debt
- Children and families
- Attitudes, thinking and behaviour