News & updates

New Podcast: Windrush Stories

On Windrush Day 2020, we are proud to release our latest podcast series, Windrush Stories.

Continue reading

BBC Radio 6 Music’s Marc Riley appears on National Prison Radio

BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Marc Riley has volunteered his time and skills to create a pair of very special lockdown programmes for National Prison Radio.

Continue reading

A new virus grips the world

Check out National Prison Radio’s brand-new visualised drama Echoes, produced in collaboration with Crowded Room.

Continue reading

Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland: communication with prisoners during lockdown is key

National Prison Radio has put prisoners’ questions to Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland QC in an exclusive interview.

Continue reading

National Prison Radio broadcasts strongest ever schedule

National Prison Radio’s broadcast schedule for May is the strongest ever, as PRA staff work in difficult conditions to support our audience behind bars.

Continue reading

BBC Radio 4 is Unchained

On Thursday 23 April 2020 at 11.30am, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a documentary produced by the Prison Radio Association entitled Unchained.

It marks the network radio presenting debut of poet and long-time National Prison Radio presenter Brenda Birungi, aka Lady Unchained.

She’s written a guest article for us about making the programme.

Continue reading

National Prison Radio: a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak presents significant challenges in keeping a 24-hour radio station on-air, at a time when clear information and support for people in prisons is more important than ever.

Continue reading

Come and work for the PRA in 2020!

To start 2020, we’re hiring THREE new people to join our award-winning team! Could you be one of them?

Continue reading

PRA is looking for Trustees

A message from the Chair of our Board of Trustees: Roma Hooper OBE.

The Prison Radio Association is seeking new Trustees to join our board. We are committed to building a diverse Board of Trustees.

Continue reading

Crime and Consequence – our new podcast

We’ve been working with Clinks, the charity that supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system, to create. brand new podcast series called Crime and Consequence.

It asks tough questions about how we deal with crime.

Continue reading

Listen to examples of our work

You can continue browsing the site whilst listening to the player.