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Phil Maguire OBE

The Prison Radio Association is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive, Phil Maguire, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for ‘Services to Radio Production and Prison Radio’.

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Multimedia Producer wanted for HMP Styal

We’re looking for a Multimedia Producer to work with our digital production team, based at HMP Styal, a women’s prison near Manchester.

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We’re hiring!

An extremely rare opportunity has come up to join the Prison Radio Association’s award-winning production team behind the walls of HMP Brixton.

That means YOU could be working for the most exciting and innovative broadcaster in the UK!

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Production Talent Wanted

We’re the Prison Radio Association – the multi award-winning charity that developed and runs National Prison Radio, the world’s first national radio station for prisoners.

We’re on the lookout for new production talent to work with our team of prisoners in HMP Brixton, creating content that will inspire change and offer much-needed support at a very difficult time.

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Prison Pod Picks: Jo Meek

Each month a member of the PRA team recommends their current must-listen podcasts and radio programmes.

This month Jo Meek, the PRA’s Digital Director, brings us her selection.

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Making Waves Behind Bars – book out now!

The brief history of the Prison Radio Association has been turned into a book by Dr Charlotte Bedford – and you can buy a copy just in time for Christmas.

Making Waves Behind Bars is out now, published by Bristol University Press.

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Architecture of Incarceration

What should prisons look like? Can good prison design help the people held within them to avoid reoffending in the future?

Architecture of Incarceration is the latest BBC Radio 4 documentary from PRA Productions. The programme’s presenter, architect Danna Walker, asks precisely these questions.

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We’ve got the best Brief

When  you spend time in prison, one thing is for certain – you will be entangled in often incomprehensible legal processes that can be incredibly stressful and seemingly interminable.

Thanks to funding from the Law Society Charity, National Prison Radio is bringing people in prison a regular legal slot that aims to demystify the law.

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Prison Pod Picks: Alex Bishop

Each month we bring you recommendations for must-listen radio programmes and podcasts.

Alex Bishop is the PRA’s Production Manager. His job is to ensure our productions run smoothly, and to create award-winning on-air campaigns alongside our partners in the criminal justice sector and beyond.

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Prison Radio Association in numbers

86% of people in prison listen to National Prison Radio, and they listen for an average of 9.6 hours each week.

These are among the key findings from the Prison Radio Association’s 2018 Impact Snapshot.

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