National Prison Radio aims to reduce reoffending, by supporting people through their sentences and preparing them for life after release.
Through its diverse programming schedule, National Prison Radio aims to promote a culture of positive change in prison, while acknowledging and addressing the challenges of imprisonment.
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National Prison Radio’s programmes all target the key factors linked to reducing people’s likelihood of reoffending. They support the strategic priorities of HM Prison and Probation Service, with whom we work in close partnership. Here is a selection of our most recent work.
The Rock Show
Every Saturday evening, National Prison Radio’s famous Rock Show Family get together to enjoy two hours of sounds and share stories of legendary gigs.
On Sunday evenings we encourage our listeners to grab a pen and paper and write a letter to a loved one, to a soundtrack of smooth love songs. Includes letter-writing tips.
We provide the music, you provide the flow. Every week we play instrumentals and our listeners practice their lyrical skills. Includes tips and feedback.
The Warm Up
A special project funded by Sport England, The Warm Up encourages people to get active and keep fit. Includes tips on working out safely and nutrition.
Celebrating the hidden talent that sits behind bars with music and guest mixes, alongside motivational messages and crucial information.
The world’s first national breakfast show for people in prison. Presenter Ali sets a positive tone for the day. Health tips, quizzes, news, features.
Host Jerelle learned his craft behind bars. Now he hosts his own weekly show from the other side of the gate, with music and motivational talk.
Hosted by Lady Unchained, who interviews lyricists, rappers and performers about their craft to inspire her listeners to get creative.
The Request Show
Building a community of support inside and outside prison, National Prison Radio uses music to keep people in touch with loved ones.
In partnership with the National Literacy Trust and the Booker Prize Foundation, we broadcast audiobooks every night of the year.
Veterans are over-represented in prison. At Ease, supported by the Armed Forces Benevolent Fund, provides bespoke advice.
National Prison Radio’s daily show helping listeners find their future. The programme’s slogan: Don’t just do your time. Use your time.
A legal advice show hosted by Hilary Ineomo-Marcus and prison lawyer Claire Salama, discussing the legal principles that apply in prison.
National Prison Radio's inside-out guide to the music industry. Host Jordan discovered his own musical talent behind bars.
This Girl Can
Host Jules achieved her gym qualifications in prison and now hosts this show for women in prison. Funded by Sport England.
With the Liberty Choir charity, guests talk about the song that helped them in prison, and offer words of hope and inspiration to listeners.