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 2018

Proudly celebrating 17 years on the airwaves – Beyond the Bars is Australia’s only live prison radio broadcast giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates.
26 Jun 2018

Beyond the Bars 2017

Giving a voice to the brothers and sisters on the inside during NAIDOC Week 3-7 July 2017.
28 Jun 2017

Beyond the Bars 2016

Celebrating 15 years on air, Beyond the Bars 2016 features the stories and insights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women in six Victorian jails.
8 Jul 2016

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

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 9-13 2018 


Broadcast dates are as follows:

Mon 9 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)

Tue 10 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)

Wed 11 July 12-2pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)

Wed 11 July 2-4pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)

Thu 12 July 12-4pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)

Fri 13 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)