Unfinished Business

Monday, 6 September 2021 - 11:00am
Kutcha Edwards and the late Gilla McGuinness live at Port Phillip Prison 2012

“There is no space to grieve in jail ...” When loved ones die on the “outside”, those left on the “inside” endure prison despite their grief. In this episode of “20 Years on the Inside”, Kutcha and Vickie speak about the pain of losing family and community members when imprisoned and the agony of being unable to fulfil cultural obligations.

 

This episode not only looks at the pain associated with grief and mourning, but also with drug addiction, and how prisons only prolong the pain. We hear from mob on the inside about their stories of grief and addiction, and Vickie shares her own experiences with unfinished drug habits and the ongoing pain and injustice prisoners continue to face when they’re on the “outside”.

 

In today’s episode, we hear from Clarky, Fuddy Junior, Al Boy, James, Kathleen and Poss in prisons across Victoria and “Beyond the Bars” broadcasters Gilla McGuinness, Ross Morgan and Shiralee Hood.

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

Presenter

Vickie Roach and Kutcha Edwards

Topic

Episodes

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.

Unfinished Business

6 Sep 2021
This episode of "20 Years on the Inside" not only looks at the pain associated with grief and mourning, but also with drug addiction, and how prisons only prolong the pain.

White man's world, black man's jail

30 Aug 2021
In this first episode of "20 Years on the Inside" we remember the early days of Beyond the Bars and reflect on what, or if, anything has changed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the prison system over the last two decades.