Beyond the Bars 2024

Thursday, 6 June 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Artwork by Samuel - Gunaikurnai/Wirangu/Kokatha

Listen to Beyond the Bars in 2024 with the First Nations inmates across six Victorian prisons 8-12 July. We'll be live on the radio at 3CR 855AM, 3CR Digital, and streaming via our website or the Community Radio Plus app. Listen back to more than two decades of broadcasts anytime onlineBeyond the Bars receives financial support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the Koori Justice Unit and Corrections Victoria at the Department of Justice and Regulation, and the City of Yarra. 

Beyond the Bars broadcast dates

Mon 8 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 9 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 10 July 11am-1pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 10 July 1-3pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 11 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)
Fri 12 July 11am-2pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)


LISTEN BACK with audio on demand below:


Monday 8 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre 2024


Tuesday 9 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison 2024


Wednesday 10 July 11am-1pm – Fulham Correctional Centre 2024


Wednesday 10 July 1-3pm – Loddon Prison 2024


Thursday 11 July 1-3pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre 2024


Friday 12 July 11am-2pm – Port Phillip Prison 2024

Beyond the Bars
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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