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We’re hiring! Two excellent radio production colleagues wanted.

Two opportunities have come up to join the Prison Radio Association’s award-winning production team.

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JOBS: Senior Radio Producer (Sport) and a Production and Project Manager

Two extremely rare opportunities have come up to join the Prison Radio Association’s award-winning team behind the walls of HMP Styal, just south of Manchester. That means YOU could be working for the most exciting and innovative broadcaster in the UK!

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Subscribe to The Forensic Psychology Podcast

What happens to people when they go to prison?

The Forensic Psychology Podcast is our brand new series, produced with HMPPS Psychology Services and presented by Sally Tilt and Dr Kerensa Hocken, who work with people in prison who have committed very serious crimes.

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25 Days in April: new deep-dive documentary podcast

In April 1990, Strangeways prison in Manchester was subject to a major disturbance that lasted weeks.

30 years later we’ve done a deep-dive, two-part documentary series about the events of those 25 Days In April, as part of our Secret Life of Prisons podcast.

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The Other Tchaikovsky on BBC Radio 4

On Friday 28 August at 2:15pm, we are delighted to be taking over BBC Radio 4 with our brand new drama, The Other Tchaikovsky – the untold story of self-confessed outlaw, villain, activist, fraudster, lesbian club owner and visionary, Chris Tchaikovsky.

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Who listens to National Prison Radio, and why? The numbers are in…

33% of people in prison tune in to National Prison Radio every day, and they listen for an average of 10.6 hours per week.

These are the headline figures from our Impact Snapshot 2020, detailing the charity’s work.

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Welcome to Future Prison

The Prison Radio Association his releasing a series of podcasts called Future Prison, bringing people who have been to prison face-to-face with senior figures from the Ministry of Justice to talk about their experience.

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‘We’re Thinking About You’ – Radio and TV stars send National Prison Radio listeners messages of support

National Prison Radio has reached out to people from across the radio and music industries and beyond to ask for words of support for people serving prison sentences during lockdown … and received an amazing response.

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New Podcast: Windrush Stories

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

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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.

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