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Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Charlotte Bedford

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Radio produced and broadcast behind prison walls is redefining traditional meanings of ‘public service broadcasting’ and disrupting traditional power structures within the prison system. Focusing on ... More


Ten Years On: Global Themes in Prison Radio Development

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses how a continuing belief in the power of radio to change people's lives shapes Prison Radio Association (PRA) activity. The impact of National Prison Radio (NPR) for people in ... More


Introduction

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter discusses the process through which relatively small-scale media activism, based on prisoners' rights, came to be an intrinsic part of prison culture in the UK, playing a ... More


‘The Power of Radio’: Radio and Social Change

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter utilizes the Prison Radio Association's (PRA) core statement regarding ‘the power of radio’ as a starting point from which to explore the key ideas around radio as a socially and ... More


Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting: The PRA and the BBC

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines a partnership project in the West Midlands region which developed prison radio beyond Radio Feltham. It particularly analyses the role of the BBC in the process and the impact ... More


Transformative Prison Education: The Prison Radio Training Project

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter looks at how the prison radio training pilot forms the basis of the evaluation of the Prison Radio Association's (PRA) first year. Part of a three-year evaluation of the PRA's ... More


‘Making Waves Behind Bars’: The Prison Context

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by tracing some of the key ideas that inform people's understanding of the changing role and function of prison and punishment before examining the political, economic, and ... More


Changing The Prison Narrative: The PRA and News Media

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter asserts that the Prison Radio Association (PRA) experience illustrates the problematic relationship between mainstream media and prison practice. It uses the PRA position to examine the ... More


‘Making a Difference’: Social Action and Enterprise

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explains how the Prison Radio Association (PRA) story is driven by the people who instigated and developed the activity. When asked to reflect on what drew them to the idea of prison ... More


Restorative Justice In Action: The Face to Face Documentary

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter details the context, content, and effects of the Face to Face programme in furthering the development of the Prison Radio Association (PRA), and argues that the case demonstrates the ... More


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