Beyond the Bars 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 3:30pm
Dame Phyllis Frost Centre 2015

Beyond the Bars connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners to the wider community and is a unique radio event that gives voice to the experience of inmates in Victorian prisons. Beyond the Bars is held during NAIDOC week July 6-10, and features daily broadcasts of the Aboriginal men and women inside Victoria’s prisons.

Beyond the Bars receives financial support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the Koori Justice Unit and Corrections Victoria at the Department of Justice, and the City of Yarra.

BEYOND THE BARS 2015
Broadcast dates are as follows:
Mon 6 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 7 July 10am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 8 July 12pm- 2pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 8 July 2pm-4pm – Middleton Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 9 July 12pm-4pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)
Fri 10 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)

A highlights CD of the Beyond the Bars broadcasts was produced in 2015, and launched on 29 October 2015. To obtain a free copy of the double CD, drop in to the station, or email your request to projects@3cr.org.au

You can listen to the double CD below.

CD 1

01 Welcome Smoking Ceremony at Barwon - Uncle Dave Tournier 2:49
02 Time - Eric 1:03
03 One Night - Kelvin 3:43
04 One Day We'll All See A Light - Glenda 0:55
05 Take The Blame - Shane 4:37
06 Big Family - Shane 0:51
07 Lovey - Fuddy Snr 0:36
08 My Children, My Ma - Kelvin 3:47
09 We Stand On Sacred Ground - Syd, Matty and Coops 4:25
10 One Mob Standing Strong - Ashly 0:41
11 Constitutional Recognition - DPFC 3:12
12 Spirit Cries - Shane 3:28
13 We Can Do It - Johnny 3:05
14 Grandparents - Terry 1:06
15 Building Futures - Tyrone 1:26
16 Cultural Programs - Johnny, Eric and Tyrone 1:14
17 My Shadow - Glenda 0:36
18 Tribute To Lost Loved Ones - Travis 3:32
19 Plans For The Future - Johnny and Eric 2:06
20 Black Yellow Red - Adam 0:49
21 Rise Above - Pos 2:43
22 Make It Home - Johnny and Shane 3:39
23 Smoking - Kim, Tracey and Ang 1:59
24 Smoking - Men at Fulham 2:17
25 Barkindji River Tribe - Shane 3:48
26 Cheerios from Middleton 3:39
27 Cheerios from Fulham 5:10
28 Cheerios from DPFC 6:24
29 Picture - performed by the women at DPFC 1:31

CD2

01 Turning My Life Around - Morgs 2:20
02 Home Soon - Morgs 1:37
03 Nowhere To Go - Moris 1:52
04 Only Live Once - James 3:54
05 A Swag - Clint 3:12
06 They Talk To Me - Bear 10:10
07 Do They Talk To Me - Bear 2:28
08 Artwork - Geoff 0:37
09 Baby Baby - Kutcha and Bear 3:26
10 Breach - James 0:16
11 Meeting My Dad - Anthony 0:37
12 Cured Me - Robert 1:32
13 Country Road - Carol and Wozza 3:04
14 Writing How It Is - Macca 0:34
15 Road To Nowhere - Macca 1:44
16 Folsom Prison Blues - Carol and Bear 2:37
17 The Eternal Tree - Macca 1:19
18 Black Man's Rights - Carol and Wozza 2:46
19 Get It Right - Bear 2:32
20 American Pie - Carol and Josh 4:03
21 Cheerios from Barwon 1:41
22 Cheerios from Marngoneet 3:22
23 Cheerios from Port Phillip Prison 4:25
24 Yil Lull - performed by the men at Port Phillip Prison 3:52

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

Topic

Episodes

20 Years on the Inside

30 Aug 2021
A podcast series hosted by Vickie Roach and Kutcha Edwards reflecting on 20 years of the Beyond the Bars prison radio broadcasts.

Beyond the Bars 2021

10 Jun 2021
Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 restrictions Beyond the Bars 2021 looks to broadcast from across six Victorian jails. Tune in 5-9 July to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women on the inside.

Beyond the Bars 2020

24 Jun 2020
We didn't bring you our usual live prison broadcasts for Beyond the Bars in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. BUT 3CR Indigenous broadcasters recorded messages, cheerios, poems, stories, raps and short interviews with some of the inmates over the phone at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Loddon/Middleton Prison, Barwon Prison, Karreenga Annex and Fulham Correctional Centre.

Beyond the Bars 2019

25 Jun 2019
Giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates a voice during NAIDOC Week with live radio from the inside.