Help us raise $60,000 to amplify prisoners' voices!
Thanks to supporters like you, we broadcast prisoners reporting from inside on local radio stations, national networks, and international channels. You have made it possible to hear from prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lynne Stewart, Leonard Peltier, Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and over 100 more reporting in the global media.
There is one single reason that we've been able to do this work: people power. We're a small organization that is funded solely by individual donors like you. Prisoners' testimonies can only be heard on the airwaves when those of us on the outside step up and pitch in.
That's why we're asking for your help to raise $60,000 by January 4th, 2020. Your contribution today will turn up the volume on incarcerated voices that are crucial to the fabric of democracy.
Prison Radio Publishing
The third volume of Mumia's latest book will be released this spring!
Despite staggering health challenges, Mumia refuses to put down his pen. He and co-author Stephen Vittoria have completed a magus opus. Prison Radio's prison correspondents are rising up, speaking out, and resisting the dehumanizing effect of incarceration from the inside. By calling in, people in prison become able to participate in our national dialogue on mass incarceration. Your support makes it directly possible for people in prison to produce audio journalism every day of the week.
Emergency Action Support
We provide a lifeline for prisoners by keeping our two studios open 10 hours/day, 6 days/week.
We are there for our correspondents when they have medical crises, need legal support, are facing repercussions in prison, or need our support amplifying hunger strike demands. Your support is the driving force that makes this lifeline possible.
Daily Prisoner Calls
People in prison deserve a voice. To hear prisoners is to experience their humanity.
Prison Radio's prison correspondents are rising up, speaking out, and resisting the dehumanizing effect of incarceration from the inside. By calling in, people in prison become able to participate in our national dialogue on mass incarceration. Your support makes it directly possible for people in prison to produce audio journalism every day of the week.
Growing Our Infrastructure
Prison Radio is crossing platforms!
Growing digital expectations require an active and robust media infrastructure. In order to keep reaching people across platforms with our prison reporters on the front lines of challenging the prison industrial complex, we need to match our organizing with communications networks that connect you to these important voices.
Journalistic Awards for Prison Correspondents
We're paving the way for Political Prisoners to be recognized for their leadership & social contributions.
We advocate that journalists in prison deserve awards like Puffin, Peabody, Pulitzer, National Book Awards, and many more. It is important to push the public to recognize the role that prisoners are playing in their own liberation-- and we need your help honoring these courageous correspondents.
Battling Prison Censorship
The Fraternal Order of Police is politically targeting prisoners to suppress their voices. We are fighting back to demand that prisoners are heard.
We've been committed to efforts like fighting the U.S. Penitentiary to allow our correspondents to call in, filing "Hanrahan v. Mohr" which demands journalistic access to cover prisoners on Ohio State's Death Row, & winning the lawsuit "Abu-Jamal v. Kane" which defended PA prisoners' right to speak.
You are Key in Giving Prisoners a Voice
WE CAN'T WIN THIS ALONE
Friend, I'm asking you to step up and bring the voices from inside prisons to our media, classrooms, homes, and movements. Let's challenge the U.S. prison system, institutionalized racism, and modern-day slavery by humanizing and uplifting the voices of those most impacted. Please join us today with a contribution to stand up for the rights of those on the inside. Help us share their stories and shape our media.
Thank you. When we fight, we win!