Should the public be listening to prison radio programmes? An exploration of prison radio in Sweden and North America
This article reviews a recent project completed by one of the authors. Tighe was successfully awarded a fellowship1 to visit examples of prison radio across Sweden and North America. Tighe visited programmes that could be heard by the general public. This happened after her secondment at the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), as Head of Prison Radio in England and Wales.2 It was her insight and admiration of National Prison Radio which inspired this exploration. Her objective was to find out how the listening public responds to the prisoner experience when they hear it on their normal radio at home or via a website or through social media platforms like Facebook and SoundCloud.
Citation : Tighe, S. and Knight, V. (2017) Should the public be listening to prison radio programmes? An exploration of prison radio in Sweden and North America. Prison Service Journal, 234, pp. 31-38
Research Group : Community & Criminal Justice Research
Research Institute : Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice
Peer Reviewed : Yes