As 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.  We produce content and we seek to distribute these essays and productions throughout the world. We have been very successful over twenty years producing content for radio, television, and films. We are a 501c3 non profit organization and a project of the Redwood Justice Fund.  In case you are curious, what we are not is a radio station. We work with radio stations and place our content on this and other broadcast venues.
We challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination. We do this by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment. 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.

Mission Statement:

Prison Radio's mission is to include the voices of incarcerated people in the public debate.


Contact us at


Director, Noelle Hanrahan


Operations manager, Keasley Jones


Development manager, Jonathan Weisblatt


Engineer, Tommy Phan


Researcher, Jennifer Black


Advisor, Jennifer Beach



General Information

Prison Radio

P.O. Box 411074

San Francisco, CA 94141

Phone: (415) 648-4505



Press Contact:

Noelle Hanrahan

Phone: 415-706-5222 or 215-535-3757



Annual Report (click here)

Permission to Use Audio, Photo or Video

Please complete our online licensing form.


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Please download the volunteer/internship application and return to Prison Radio. Internships available summer and fall 2014


Supported by:


The Honig fund at Common Counsel:  The Bread and Roses Community Fund,  The Maverick Fund at the Peace Development Fund, East Bay Community Foundation, John Brown Education Fund, Puffin Foundation, Winds of Peace Foundation, Sisters of St. Francis, National Black United Fund, Sisters of Charity Ministry Foundation, Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Fund, Joseph Rosen Foundation, Ursuline Sisters, Shefa Fund, Jewish Fund for Justice, Bruderhof Foundation, Our Lady of Victory Missionry, Sexton Foundation, Maverick Lloyd Foundation, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, People's Life Fund, The Funding Exchange, Guacamole Fund, The Genspring Trust, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, LEF Foundation, National Philanthropic Trust, Frances William's Artist Grants, St. Joseph Convent and many generous individuals across the country.   


To Purchase Advertising on Our Site

Below is a breakdown of our ad spaces with sizes (in pixels) and prices:
  • Slideshow image

    • 591 pixels wide x 341pixels high
    • $125/month or $300 for 3-month block
  • Horizontal banner (below slideshow) - 586 pixels wide x 60 pixels high
    • $75/month
  • Right sidebar t0 op (still image or video) - 250 pixels wide x 250 pixels high
    • $100/month for still image
    • $175/month or $450 for 3-month block
  • Right sidebar middle (still image or video) - 250 pixels wide x 250 pixels high
    • $75/month for still image
    • $150/month or $375 for 3-month block
  • Right sidebar bottom (still image or video) - 250 pixels wide x 250 pixels high
    • $75/month for still image
    • $150/month or $375 for 3-month block


Encrypted Contact: Noelle Hanrahan

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