Episodes

Beyond the Bars 2022, 4-8 July
30 Jun 2022
3CR's iconic prison radio show returns to the inside with live broadcasts from across Victorian jails. Listen in Monday to Friday during NAIDOC Week 4-8 July from 11am each day to hear directly from the men and women inside.
Beyond the Bars 2021 - 5-9 July
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.
Beyond the Bars 2018
26 Jun 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.
Beyond the Bars 2017 - Photo by Kerri-Lee Harding
28 Jun 2017
Giving a voice to the brothers and sisters on the inside during NAIDOC Week 3-7 July 2017.
Beyond the Bars 2016
8 Jul 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.
3CR Beyond the Bars presenters
Dame Phyllis Frost Centre 2015
4 Jun 2015
Hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates in Victoria as they join the community celebrations for NAIDOC Week 2015.
Broadcasting from Dame Phyllis Front Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Middleton Prison, Port Phillip Prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre
Beyond The Bars 2014
18 Jun 2014
Now in it’s 12th year on air, Beyond The Bars continues to be a groundbreaking event on the 3CR broadcast calendar.
Beyond The Bars 2013
8 Jul 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.