Open the Airwaves
For 25 years, Prison Radio has aired the voices of groundbreaking U.S. political prisoners. And we need your help to turn up the volume on prisoners' voices! You can make sure that the radio you want to hear is piped into your living room, streamed onto your phone, and heard world-wide. Please join us by making a gift today to ensure that people in prison can produce uncensored, independent journalism on the airwaves.
Prison Radio airs the voices of political prisoners, incarcerated women, trans, and queer folks, people held in solitary confinement, youth serving life sentences, and undocumented activists. Airing the voices of those silenced by the state is no easy task, and we can't do it alone. You make it possible to hear from prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal, Kerry Shakaboona Marshall, Lisa Strawn, Jaan Laaman, and over 100 others reporting in the global media. Let's build on our successes even further, and expand the amplification of our recordings!
Donate $125 or more today and get a copy of Mumia's latest book, Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny, Book One: Dreaming of Empire, published by Prison Radio in 2018!
This is an angry book. The anger is unsparing, incisive and often eloquent. The recasting of rampant American power as that of a world Mafioso is long overdue, and Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria speak for so many with this bracing counterattack. Read and mark what they say; it is urgent.
—John Pilger, Award-Winning Journalist & Filmmaker
Reading this book and its framework is literally a matter of life or death.
—Walidah Imarisha, Co--editor of “Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements” & author of “Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, & Redemption"
Turning Up The Volume on Prisoners' Voices
There is one single reason that we've been able to do this work: people power. Prisoners' testimonies can only be heard on the airwaves when those of us on the outside step up and pitch in. Your contribution today will turn up the volume on incarcerated voices that are crucial to the fabric of democracy.
We’re 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 strengthen the impact and capacity of Prison Radio. Help us share their stories and shape our media. Thank you!