Beyond the Bars 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011 - 4:15pm to Friday, 8 July 2011 - 4:15pm
Broadcasters Gilla and Freddy at PPP

Beyond the Bars CD 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. Read more here

Men and women from the Indigenous community on the inside shared stories, songs, opinions and poems in this remarkable radio event from within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, and Port Phillip Prison. 3CR Indigenous broadcasters including Kutcha Edwards, Gilla McGuinness, Shiralee Hood, Freddy Norris, Johnny Mac and others presented the radio shows.

In 2011 Beyond the Bars received financial support from Corrections Victoria and the Koori Justice Unit Department of Justice, the City of Melbourne and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

CD 1

1. From Juvenile To Adult (Michael, Fulham) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:48min)
2. Not The Place To Be (Shannon, Fulham) LISTEN (1.1MB/2:13min)
3. Message To Younger People (Donny, Fulham) LISTEN (0.9MB/1:58min)
4. Vision For The Future (Gilly, Fulham) LISTEN (2.5MB/5:18min)
5. Education At Fulham (Clarky, Fulham) LISTEN (1MB/2:05min)
6. Communitaction With Community (Fulham) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:44min)
7. Getting To Funerals (Clarky, Fulham) LISTEN (0.6MB/1:18min)
8. Roll On Stay Strong (Morgs, Rap, Fulham) LISTEN (1MB/2:00min)
9. Kangaroo Meat (Adam, Rap, Fulham) LISTEN (0.3MB/0:39min)
10. What You've Meant To Me (Gilly, Rap, Fulham) LISTEN (0.2MB/0:23min)
11. Vicious Circle (Coops, Fulham) LISTEN (0.5MB/1:02min)
12. Art (Coops, Fulham) LISTEN (0.7MB/1:24min)
13. Cheerios (Fulham) LISTEN (1.4MB/2:56min)
14. Colours (Ange, Poem, DPFC) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:47min)
15. Koori Faces (Ange & Jody, DPFC) LISTEN (1.8MB /3:53min)
16. Listen To Us (Chanelle & Ange, DPFC) LISTEN (2.2MB /4:50min)
17. Coen Town (Melissa, Song, DPFC) LISTEN (0.2MB/0:26min)
18. Artwork (Melissa DPFC) LISTEN (1.1MB/2:22min)
19. Outside Support (Jody, DPFC) LISTEN (1.1MB/2:22min)
20. My Children Have Been Taken (Tash & Ange, DPFC) LISTEN (1.8MB/3:46min)
21. Dreamweaver (Jody, Poem, DPFC) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:45min)
22. Mountains (Tash, Poem, DPFC) LISTEN (0.2MB/0:17min)
23. Here for you (Chanelle, DPFC) LISTEN (0.5MB/0:58min)
24. Life's Lesson (Kerry, Poem, DPFC) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:45min)
25. Alcohol (Ange, DPFC) LISTEN (0.3MB/0:39min)
26. 1988 Bicentennial (Kerry, Poem, DPFC) LISTEN (0.3MB/0:35min)
27. Going Fishing (Jody, Poem, DPFC) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:44min)
28. Cheerios (DPFC) LISTEN (4.1MB/8:55min)
29. Broadcast Cancellation (Fuddy Jnr, Barwon) LISTEN (1.2MB/2:30min)
30. Getting Back To Culture (Leigh, Barwon) LISTEN (0.9MB/1:57min)
31. Deaths and Sorry (Barwon) LISTEN (1.4MB/3:03min)
32. Work And Parole (Leigh, Barwon) LISTEN (2.3MB/4:58min)
33. Barriers To Working In The System (David Dryden, Barwon) LISTEN (0.9MB/1:56min)
34. Cheerios (Barwon) LISTEN (1.4MB/2:57min)

CD 2

1. Lionel Rose (Peter, Marngoneet) LISTEN (0.2MB/0:25min)
2. Getting Support, Getting Out (Travis, Marngoneet) LISTEN (2MB/4:15min)
3. King of Clowns (Travis, Song Mastered, Marngoneet) LISTEN (1.8MB/3:53min)
4. The System (Travis, Marngoneet) LISTEN (1.7MB/3:43min)
5. Studying On The Inside (Syd, Marngoneet) LISTEN (0.6MB/1:14min)
6. Mens Group With David Dryden (Jason, Marngoneet) LISTEN (1MB/2:09min)
7. Become of Me (Photology Song Mastered, Marngoneet) LISTEN (1.9MB/4:05min)
8. Hear Your Voice (Photology Song Mastered Marngoneet) LISTEN (2.4MB/5:03min)
9. Last Stand (Photology Song Mastered, Marngoneet) LISTEN (1.8MB/3:51min)
10. For The Men Inside (David Dryden, Dig Song, Marngoneet) LISTEN (1.2MB/2:26min)
11. Cheerios (Margoneet) LISTEN (1.6MB/3:27min)
12. Remember When I Was Young (Wayne, Poem, PPP) LISTEN (0.3MB/0:40min)
13. Nights Around The Camp Fire (Wayne, Poem, PPP) LISTEN (0.2MB/0:28min)
14. Missed Time (Robbo, PPP) LISTEN (2.4MB / 5:06min)
15. The Small Things (PPP) LISTEN (0.4MB/0:45min)
16. Banks Of The Murumbiji (Kutcha & Nigel, Song Mastered, PPP) LISTEN (1.3MB/2:49min)
17. Family (Casey, PPP) LISTEN (0.5MB/1:07min)
18. Men's Business (Peter, PPP) LISTEN (0.7MB/1:29min)
19. The Next Step Is Ours (Casey, PPP) LISTEN (2.1MB/4:33min)
20. My Story (Peter, PPP) LISTEN (2.5MB/5:27min)
21. Wrong Track (Warren, PPP) LISTEN (0.3MB/0:37min)
22. Come Together (Peter, PPP) LISTEN (0.3MB/0:32min)
23. You Are Your Own Rehabilitation (Dave, PPP) LISTEN (1.8MB/3:54min)
24. Koorie Prisons (Jarrod, PPP) LISTEN (0.8MB/1:40min)
25. Justice, Law & The Courts (Casey, PPP) LISTEN (0.6MB/1:11min)
26. Green Green Grass Of Home (Sonny, Song Mastered, PPP) LISTEN (1.1MB/2:16min)
27. Cheerios (PPP) LISTEN (1.6MB / 3:27min) 


City of Melbourne

Koori Justice

Department of Justice


Community Broadcasting Foundation


Thursday 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Beyond the Bars is a unique series of live prison radio broadcasts that give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates in Victorian prisons. The broadcasts are presented by 3CR's First Nations broadcasters during NAIDOC* Week (July). Beyond the Bars began in 2002 and each year it features songs, stories, opinions and poems from the men and women inside, while also connecting them with culture and community. *National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee



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