Life beyond the bars

Monday, 4 October 2021 - 10:05am
Kutcha Edwards - live Beyond the Bars

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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20 Years on the Inside with Vickie and Kutcha
Monday
A podcast series hosted by Vickie Roach and Kutcha Edwards reflecting on 20 years of the Beyond the Bars prison radio broadcasts.

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Vickie Roach and Kutcha Edwards

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Episodes

Life beyond the bars

4 Oct 2021
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.

Listen to the lived experience of systemic institutionalisation

27 Sep 2021
Today’s episode is about listening to the depth of insight into the impacts of prisons on prisoners themselves. Who better to really listen to than those directly experiencing the failures of the system? Yet their voices seem to fall on deaf ears.

The daily grind

20 Sep 2021
On today’s show Kutcha and Vickie hear from the men and women on the “inside” about the daily grind. Life and work on the “inside”. We listen to the brothers and sisters who are living the grind day in, day out, and try to understand just what this system is doing to our people.

The Aboriginal spirit is strong and ever-present

13 Sep 2021
In this episode, Kutcha and Vickie explore how inmates find creative expression, engage in the healing process and learn about culture while on the “inside”. Vickie shares how she found moments of peace during her time in prison through her creativity, daydreaming, writing and strengthening her spiritual connections.