In this final episode, Vickie and Kutcha explore the ideas and dreams of those on the inside for their lives on the outside. Dreams of making a difference, and ideas of contributing to their community and building a better future for the generations of Aboriginal people to come. Visions of steering the younger generation in the right direction, and hopes of supporting the older generation through reconnection with culture.
Living beyond the bars, and a life outside of the institution, can be daunting. What happens to people when they leave, and what dreams do they have for themselves beyond the gates of the prison?
Without a home or sufficient housing, and without access to services, First Nations people are leaving prison with false promises and a complete lack of adequate support.
The participants on this episode look to find peace on the outside, contribute to a system that's structured against them, and leave incarceration behind ... for good.
In today’s episode, we hear from Josh, Bomber, Travis, Johnny, Harro, Eric, Lawrence, Jody, Angie and others in prisons across Victoria, we also want to say a huge thank you to all the incredible broadcasters that have made this project possible since 2002.
Thanks for listening to 20 Years on the Inside. Today is our final episode, but, if you’d like to hear more stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the inside, please follow Beyond the Bars and 3CR Community radio.
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