Beyond the Bars

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


Shiralee Hood with the women at DPFC

Past Shows


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

Beyond the Bars 2011

Beyond the Bars gave voice to the voiceless from 4 – 8 July 2011 as it celebrated 10 years of Indigenous prisoners on the airwaves during NAIDOC Week on 3CR 855AM and 3CR Digital.
4 Jul 2011

Beyond the Bars 2010

During NAIDOC Week from 5 - 9 July 2010 3CR celebrated with special programming including Beyond the Bars - live radio shows from five Victorian prisons.
6 Jul 2010

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.

Beyond the Bars 2013 Broadcasts

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