National Prison Radio broadcasts into prison cells across England and Wales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.

The best of National Prison Radio

National Prison Radio provides crucial information alongside inspirational and uplifting content in innovative formats. It encourages education, debate and a sense of community. The emphasis is on helping people to understand their situation and own their future, as well as providing information about support services available in prison.

Programmes are presented and produced by people with experience of prison. We work closely with our partners to help make our listeners’ time behind bars constructive.

National Prison Radio’s programmes are made in HMP Styal and HMP Brixton. Professional production staff work alongside prisoners, equipping them with skills and confidence.

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Our Programmes

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.

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