Prisoners' Justice Week on CKUT: August 6th - 10th

August 10th marks Prisoners’ Justice Day - a day to commemorate and remember all of those who have died at the hands of the prison system.

CKUT’s news show - Off the Hour - will focus on prison justice related issues all week long. The week will culminate with a special feature program from 5 to 6pm on August 10th with programming produced by Prison Radio.

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What is Prison Radio all about?

Prison Radio has been on the air in Montreal for more than eight years. Prison Radio seeks to confront the invisibility of prisons and prisoner struggle, by focusing on the roots of incarceration, policing, and criminalization, and by challenging our ideas about what prisons are and the people inside our jails. Prison Radio is dedicated to programming that is directly collaborative with people who are currently incarcerated. This is in the interest of forging stronger ties between incarcerated and non-incarcerated people, ensuring that prisoners have direct control over their representation, and that our understandings of prisons be informed by those who live inside their walls.

Visit the Prison Radio blog!

Off the Hour is a corporate-free news zone that reflects our community because it is made by our community. Airing weekdays from 5-6PM the show is produced by the station’s Community News Collective of CKUT volunteers and representatives from a number of community groups across Montreal.

There are many Prisoners’ Justice Day events planned across the city of Montreal. You can find more information here.

Content Details:

Tuesday/ August 7 / 5-6PM

Tuesday’s Off the Hour is jam-packed with exciting content:

  • A commentary about Prisoners’ Justice Day with a message to prisoners to start organizing
  • Talk with Lena Palacios, from Life After Life
  • Interview with Karl on poetry book launch for the late PP Marilyn Buck
  • In-studio interview with RE-CON member Maria Forti about Life Sentences back-up
  • Discussion with Sara Falconer of the ABC Toronto Chapter, on David Gilbert, Herman Bell and Jaan Laaman and the work they do together (the PP/POWs & ABC)!