Jailbreak Health Project

The Jailbreak Health Project focuses on reducing the risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections. One component of the project is “Jailbreak” – a weekly half-hour radio program for prisoners, their families and supporters.

Jailbreak provides information on criminal, prison and health issues as well as connecting prisoners to the community through their views, music and poetry. Jailbreak seeks to raise community awareness about prison as well as providing support and referrals for those affected by prison.


Office Hours

CRC Broadway Office, Mon - Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed Wed)

To listen to the program ask your local community radio station to contact the Community Broadcasting Association for Australia (CBAA)  www.cbaa.org.au on 02 9310 2999 for broadcasting details.

 

Area Serviced

Radio Station

Broadcast Schedule

 Canberra

2XX 98.3 FM

Tuesday 10:30am 

Broken Hill

2DRY 107.7 FM

Monday 8pm

 Melbourne

3CR 885 AM 

Tuesday 9:30am 

Sydney

2SER 107.3 FM

Tuesday 6:30pm

On Demand

2SER

Podcasts


Jailbreak Radio - Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Jailbreak is the national voice of people caught up in Australia's state and federal criminal justice systems who are dealing with incarceration. Imprisonment fosters a sense of social exclusion, social withdrawal and isolation in a population often already unseen, unheard and among the most marginalised in our community. Jailbreak is a vital link for people and families isolated by gaol and aims to raise public awareness about the issues they face.

With music, stories, opinions and handy information, Jailbreak is a half hour radio show for prisoners, families and the community. It broadcasts each Tuesday at 6.30 to 7.00pm on 2SER107.3 FM in and around Sydney.

At the heart of the radio program is the music, much of it written and performed by the very people who listen in, who courageously tell about prison life, their incredible stories of life struggles and hardship and about inspiring and nurturing hope in others. A critical role of Jailbreak is health promotion and harm reduction in exposure to blood-borne viruses and is funded by NSW Health. Jailbreak is one of many successful projects supporting post release prisoners and families at Sydneys’ Community Restorative Centre Inc. (CRC), the largest organisation of it’s kind in NSW.

 


Families CD

The CRC Jailbreak Health Project has produced a Families CD providing some basic information to prisoners & their families, in regards to health issues.

For more information, please click here.