Beyond the Bars 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 1:15pm
Beyond the Bars 2020

The annual Beyond the Bars broadcast series, which began in 2002, cannot be delivered as per normal in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Usually throughout May and June we deliver workshops inside six prisons, and during NAIDOC Week we deliver live radio broadcasts from these same facilities. They are: The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Port Phillip Prison, Loddon/Middleton Prison, Barwon Prison, Karreenga/Marngoneet Correction Centre, and Fulham Correctional Centre. NAIDOC Week has been postponed to 8-15 November, but we wanted to reach out to the men and women at this time to facilitate their voices, and tell them they are not forgotten. 

3CR Indigenous broadcasters are recording messages, cheerios, poems, stories, raps and short interviews with some of the inmates over the phone. 

We will be bringing you the voices of Indigenous men and women from the inside at midday from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July. 

We have also sent the six prisons a special message and musical performance from Mutti Mutti singer/songerwriter and co-founder of the Beyond the Bars project, Kutcha Edwards. The 45 minute concert is an intimate and beautiful performance especially for the men and women in Victorian jails, and will be shared with them in the time that normally we would be in to visit. 

More audio to come ... 

Beyond the Bars receives financial support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the City of Yarra.

 

Monday 6 July, 12-1pm, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre

 

Tuesday 7 July, 12-1pm, Loddon / Middleton Prisons 

 

Wednesday 8 July, 12-1pm, Karreenga Annex

 

Thursday 9 July, 12-1pm, Barwon Prison

 

Friday 10 July, 12-1pm, Fulham Correctional Centre

Friday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
We can't bring you our usual live prison broadcasts for Beyond the Bars in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. BUT we will be bringing you the voices of Indigenous men and women from the inside each day from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July at 12-1pm. 3CR Indigenous broadcasters have been recording 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.

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Beyond the Bars 2020

24 Jun 2020
A radio series dedicated to giving voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women in the Victorian prison system.

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

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