Beyond the Bars

3CR Radio's annual live prison broadcasts, held during NAIDOC Week since 2002.


Shiralee Hood with the women at DPFC



Beyond the Bars 2015

Hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates in Victoria as they join the community celebrations for NAIDOC Week 2015.
4 Jun 2015

Beyond the Bars 2014

Now in it’s 12th year on air, Beyond The Bars continues to be a groundbreaking event on the 3CR broadcast calendar.
18 Jun 2014

Beyond the Bars 2013

Beyond the Bars 2013 connects indigenous prisoners to the wider community and is a remarkable radio event that gives voice to the experience of indigenous inmates serving time in Victorian prisons.
8 Jul 2013

Beyond the Bars 2012

Beyond the Bars expanded in 2012 to involve over 100 Indigenous men and women from the inside sharing stories, songs, opinions and poems from within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Loddon Prison and Port Phillip Prison.
2 Jul 2012

About Beyond the Bars

Each year during NAIDOC Week 3CR presents Beyond the Bars - prison radio shows featuring the stories, poems, songs and opinions of Indigenous men and women in the Victorian prison system

NAIDOC Week July 7-11, 2014


Mon 7 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park) Live Broadcast
Tue 8 July 10am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong) Live Broadcast
Wed 9 July 12-2pm – Fulham Corrections Centre (Sale, Gippsland) Prerecord
Wed 9 July 2-4pm – Middleton Prison (Chewton, near Castlemaine) Prerecord Broadcast
Thu 10 July 12-4pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton) Live Broadcast
Fri 11 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correction Centre (Lara, near Geelong) Live Broadcast