Homes not Prisons

Monday, 26 July 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Cartoon of boarded up cells containing social services the state is not investing in vs one prison cell that is fully open

This week we hear from two activists involved in the Homes not Prisons campaign, Amy and Karen, interviewed by Carly Baque on Thursday Breakfast. The campaign initiated by the advocacy service for criminalised women in Victoria, Flat Out, aims to stop the $188.9 million expansion of Dame Phyllis Frost women's prison in Melbourne's west and invest in public housing.  We hear Amy tell her story of the devastating impact of punitive bail laws contributing to her being incarcerated. A note for listeners: this episode includes descriptions of domestic violence. You can sign their open letter here.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, Iris Lee and Priya Kunjan & Scheherazade Bloul