NAIDOC Week July 3-7, 2017
3CR proudly presents Beyond the Bars coming to you in NAIDOC Week 2017. Beyond the Bars is a unique and one of a kind radio project giving a voice to brothers and sisters on the inside from Victorian prisons and correctional centres. Tune in to hear the deadly solid sounds coming to you directly from behind the bars.
Monday 3 July, 11-2pm, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
Tuesday 4 July, 11-2pm, Barwon Prison
Wednesday 5 July, 12-2pm, Fulham Correctional Centre, 2-4pm, Middleton Prison
Thursday 6 July, 12-3pm, Port Phillip Prison
Friday 7 July, 11-2pm, Marngoneet Correctional Centre
Beyond the Bars receives financial support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the Department of Justice and Regulation, and the City of Yarra.
Aboriginal Voices Live on Prison Radio
Beyond the Bars – Australia’s only live prison radio broadcasts giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates.
In 2017 Beyond the Bars features stories, songs, opinions and poems from over 100 men and women in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Middleton Prison and Port Phillip Prison. The all-black radio broadcast team present the broadcasts and workshops in the lead up to NAIDOC Week.
Proudly celebrating 16 years on the airwaves, the project is the winner of several awards including the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Radio Award (2004) and more recently the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting award (2013).
A former inmate from Fulham Correctional Centre says, ‘It’s an opportunity to get out of jail for the day, and that’s really healthy for people that are incarcerated. It just gives them an opportunity to speak their mind. Culture’s a very big thing and should be spoken about no matter where we are.’
‘Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately criminal people. Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youth languish in detention in obscene numbers. They should be our hope for the future’, declares the Uluru Statement from the National Constitutional Convention in May 2017.
Beyond the Bars seeks to foster hope by providing a voice to those who are incarcerated.
Beyond the Bars broadcasts live from six Victorian prisons during NAIDOC Week 3-7 July 2017. The broadcasts can be heard on 3CR 855AM, 3CR Digital, streaming live on 3cr.org.au.