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Helping prisoners into employment

The Prison Radio Association has partnered with the National Careers Service to launch a six-month on-air campaign dedicated to helping prisoners find employment after release.

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National Prison Radio – in numbers

76% of prisoners are National Prison Radio listeners. They listen for an average 10.4 hours per week.

These are the headline findings from the Prison Radio Association’s annual Impact Snapshot, which has just been published.

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We are hiring!

We’re at the cusp of something really exciting. Do you want to be at the heart of it?

Part-time Fundraising Coordinator (2 days per week), £30,000 p.a. pro rata

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PRA Productions on BBC Radio 4

Lynn Hill writes poetry. She was a drone operative in the Iraq and Afghan wars after 9/11, from a base in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PRA Productions was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to produce a documentary about her poetry and her experiences, and it’s available to listen to here.

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Book now for Inside Prison Radio 2015

The PRA’s eighth annual development day takes place on Tuesday 24th November. Tickets, which include lunch, are available now at £75 (inc VAT).

And if you are a former prisoner, or you have former prisoners in your team who would like to come, we still have a limited number of FREE tickets to give away. Contact us for more info.

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We are looking for a Production Manager / Producer

Are you a skilled, creative, experienced audio producer? Do you want to make radio that changes lives?

We are looking of someone to produce content for a range of partner organisations, and to look after crucial relationships.

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Apply now for our Broadcast Assistant Internship at HMP Brixton

The Prison Radio Association is looking for a super-organised, bright, enthusiastic, intelligent Broadcast Assistant to work with prisoners in creating ground-breaking programmes for National Prison Radio.

This is a paid internship lasting six months.

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What difference does National Prison Radio make to prisoners?

The vast majority of prisoners listen to National Prison Radio – 84% tune in by the latest count, with more than a third tuning in every single day.

National Prison Radio provides vital information and discussion in a uniquely-accessible format, helping prisoners understand the impact of crime on themselves, their families, victims, and society as a whole. It provides a platform for those prisoners who can act as a positive influence on their peers, encouraging engagement with interventions that can help to reduce reoffending.

You can read our latest Impact Snapshot here, which details National Prison Radio’s impact, including listening figures and examples of the impact the service is having on the lives of prisoners 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Listen to some inspirational authors on National Prison Radio

National Prison Radio puts inspirational voices into prison cells across England and Wales – including some big-name authors.

Alan Bennett, Russell Brand, Attica Locke, John Hegley, Miranda Dickinson, Roddy Doyle are some of the writers who have featured on National Prison Radio in recent months, and we’ve made them available for you to hear.

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Vote for Prison Radio

Our friends at Adj Hangot, a ground-breaking prison radio station in Hungary have been nominated for the prestigious Sozial Marie Prize for Social Innovation.

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