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 to one-hour radio program for people in prison, their families and supporters, produced by Program Coordinator Kate Pinnock.
Jailbreak provides information on criminal, prison and health issues as well as connecting people in prison 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 the criminal justice system.
||Radio Station||Broadcast Schedule|
|Sydney||Koori Radio 93.7 FM||Mondays 10 PM, Sundays 11 PM|
|Melbourne||3CR 885 AM||Fridays 10.30 AM|
|Canberra||2XX 98.3 FM||Wednesdays 10 AM|
|Broken Hill||2 DRY FM||Mondays 9 PM|
|Bathurst, Orange and the Central West||92.3 FM & 94.7 FM||Thursdays 10 PM|
|Nowra Bay & Basin||92.7FM||Saturdays 9.30 PM|
|Kempsey||TANK FM||Fridays 11.30 PM|
|Castlemaine||94.9 MAIN FM||Sundays 11 PM|
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Jailbreak is the national voice of people caught up in Australia’s criminal justice system 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 separated by prison, and aims to raise public awareness about the issues they face.
With music, stories, opinions and handy information, Jailbreak is a half hour to one-hour radio program for people in prison, families and the community. Jailbreak is produced at Sydney’s 2SER 107.3 FM broadcasting, streaming Sundays 9.30 PM and Thursdays 5 AM and nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN) to a growing number of regional and metropolitan radio stations.
At the heart of the radio program is the music, much of it written and performed by the very people who listen in, and who courageously share their incredible stories hardship and inspire hope in others. A critical element of the Jailbreak Project is health promotion and harm reduction in relation to blood-borne viruses. Jailbreak is funded by NSW Health.