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Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Charlotte Bedford


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 one of the most interesting developments in UK prisons over the past ten years, this book examines the early history of the Prison Radio Association (PRA) and the formation of the first national radio station for prisoners. Highlighting the enduring importance of social values in broadcasting, this book shows how radio can be used as a powerful force for social change. It will be of interest to tho ... More

Keywords: radio station, prison, public service broadcasting, prison system, Prison Radio Association, social change, PRA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781529203363
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Bedford, author
University of Adelaide