The Secret Life of Prisons podcast
Prison Radio Association
Sep 17, 2020 39 min
25 Days in April: Part 2
In April 1990, Strangeways prison in Manchester was subject to disorder and protests that lasted weeks. This episode looks at what's happened since the riots, asking fundamental questions about what prison is for. Featuring: Governor Brendan O'Friel; Lord Woolf; Professor Joe Sim; Eric Allison; Professor Elaine Player; Dr David Scott; Charlotte Weinberg. 25 Days in April was produced with the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, funded by the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust.
Sep 10, 2020 34 min
25 Days In April: Part 1
In April 1990, Strangeways prison in Manchester was subject to protests that lasted weeks. It was the longest prison disturbance in British history. This is the story of the disturbance itself and the aftermath. It features then-governor Brendan O'Friel, former prison officer Steve Whitfield, Professor Joe Sim, Guardian journalist Eric Allison, and writer David Nolan. 25 Days in April was produced with the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, funded by the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust
Sep 09, 2020 1 min
Coming soon: all new Secret Life of Prisons
The Secret Life of Prisons is returning, featuring stories from behind bars. To kick off we'll be releasing a deep-dive documentary, 25 Days In April, telling the story of the longest prison disturbance in British history - the Strangeways riots of 1990. Part one, drops tomorrow, going through the events of April 1990, with vivid archive recordings. Part two will expand on what's happened in the 30 years since Strangeways. Subscribe to this feed to hear more from the Secret Life of Prisons.
May 29, 2020 42 min
A new virus grips the world. Echoes was originally broadcast on National Prison Radio. The script is created entirely from the words of the real people portrayed. Actors are listening to the recordings through headphones and repeating what they say. Lizzie - Natalie Perera Sophie - Harriet Madeley Pank - Mark Knightley George - Deven Moda SCRIPT: Harriet Madeley PRODUCER: Andrew Wilkie Echoes is a co-production between Crowded Room and the Prison Radio Association
May 27, 2020 0 min
Coming this Friday: Echoes
Echoes - brand new drama coming to the Secret Life of Prisons this Friday at 5pm. Watch the filmed version here: youtu.be/1XbfV_96QX0
May 22, 2020 28 min
The Secret Life of Prisons: Lockdown Special
Regular presenters Phil Maguire and Paula Harriott discuss how the lockdown is impacting people in prison, and what we on the outside can learn about prison from life under lockdown. They're joined by the journalist Raphael Rowe, who served more than a decade in prison before his conviction was overturned, and Michaela Booth who received a four year sentence in 2011. Also joining the show is regular guest, the poet Mr Gee. www.prison.radio www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk
May 20, 2020 0 min
Brand new episode: Lockdown Special coming up this Friday
This Friday on Secret Life of Prisons - we'll be releasing a Lockdown Special. What can we learn from prisons about lockdown? And what can we learn from lockdown about prisons? Presenter Phil Maguire will be joined as usual by Paula Harriott, poet Mr Gee, and guests who know what it's like to be locked up - both in prison and out. Subscribe to Secret Life of Prisons, and check your feed this Friday for the Secret Life of Prisons - Lockdown Special.
Nov 25, 2019 57 min
The Secret Life of Prisons Longford Lecture Special
This special episode of The Secret of Prisons was recorded live at the Longford Lecture at Church House, in London, on Thursday 21st November. The 2019 Longford Lecture was given by the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian, Lord Blair of Boughton, to a packed audience.
Sep 30, 2019 54 min
The Secret Life of Prisons Episode 4: The Release
In Episode 4, Paula and Phil hear stories about the road back out of prison, in The Release. Ruth Devent and Peter Yarwood both share their stories of being released and the bumpy path that followed. James Timpson, CEO of Timpson, reveals the many reasons his company chooses to employ people released from prison. Carl Cattermole writes and delivers a powerful piece on being released and the poet Mr Gee performs an original poem about life after prison.
Sep 30, 2019 54 min
The Secret Life of Prisons Episode 3: The Visit
In episode 3 of The Secret Life of Prisons, Paula and Phil ask what's it like to visit a family member in prison? Author of the award winning blog 'Prison.bag', Josie Bevan and her daughter Tala, talk about being regular prison visitors. Carl Cattermole delivers a powerful piece on prison visits, poet Mr Gee performs an original poem written during this recording and Dr Kimmett Edgar reflects on the truth behind the headlines and the statistics.