Challenging unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the dialogue on crime and punishment.
San Francisco, CA
A project of Redwood Justice Fund – EIN 680334309 prisonradio.org
nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of darkness.
—U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
What Prison Radio is:
We are an independent multimedia production studio producing content for radio, television, and films for 30 years and distributing throughout the world. We stream our high-audio quality material to media outlets and the general public in order to add the voices of people most impacted by the prison industrial complex. This takes on a special urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the national focus on the damage done by the police and prison structures across the nation.
We challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate. Our radio broadcasts help spur the public to examine core issues that create crime and heighten disenfranchisement. Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change. Prison Radio’s productions illustrate the perspectives and the intrinsic human worth of the more than 7.1 million people under correctional control in the U.S and those not served by the justice system.
Prison Radio’s mission is to include the voices of incarcerated people in the public debate.
The Prison Radio Project is a San Francisco-based radio and activist project that produces the commentaries of several prisoners considered to be political prisoners, most notably Mumia Abu-Jamal. Multiple radio stations across the United States broadcast these commentaries. The project's political aims include analyzing the prison-industrial complex and attempting to present a more humanistic view of prisoners to the public.
Alongside the , the Prison Radio Project also sponsored a birthday celebration rally for Mumia Abu-Jamal. 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94141-1074 | Tax-exempt since Feb. 1995
Classification (NTEE) Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
The Guild is best known for our work defending the rights of protesters through our Mass Defense and Legal Observer Programs, which have been providing legal support for movements for social justice for 50 years.