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, hosted by Kate Pinnock.
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.
||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||Sunday 9:30pm|
|Sydney||Koori Radio 93.7 FM||Monday 10pm|
|Sydney||Skid Row 88.9 FM||Thursday 2pm|
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 jail 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 is produced at 2SER 107.3FM, and broadcasts in and around Sydney every Sunday night at 9.30pm on 2SER 107.3FM, and every Monday and Sunday night at 10pm on Koori Radio 93.7FM.
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 Sydney’s Community Restorative Centre Inc. (CRC), the largest organisation of its kind in NSW.