Texas’ Prison Talk Radio Show!!

Heart in Jail

Heart in Jail

January 16, 2012 from KUHF
The Prison Show is a unique radio chat fest founded by Ray Hill that has aired on Houston’s Pacifica radio station KPFT 90.1fm weekly since March 1980.
Now with listeners in some 25 countries, join us as we talk about Cops, Courts, Jails, Prisons, Probation, Parole, and just Life in general! The program airs Friday night at 9 p.m. – central time.  Listeners can join the conversation by calling (626)  226-1498.

Every Friday at 9 p.m., thousands of prisoners across East Texas settle into their bunks, pull out their hand-held radios and tune in to The Prison Show, the only radio show in the country that caters to prisoners and the families they’ve left behind.

The Prison Show has been trying for decades to relieve the harshness of the Texas penal system, which leads the country in executions and has the largest prison population of any state. It’s run by a group of Texans who have set out to change the public’s perception of prisoners by emphasizing that inmates aren’t animals; they’re fathers, husbands, sons and daughters.

The show broadcasts from KPFT in Houston, a nonprofit Pacifica Network radio station based in an old house near the city’s downtown. Its first hour offers news and talk about Texas prisons and courts, but it’s perhaps more famous for its second hour, in which relatives of prisoners can call in live and deliver messages to their loved ones.

Most of the callers are women whose husbands, sons or boyfriends are locked up in Texas prisons for crimes ranging from auto theft to murder. They call in with everything from anniversary messages (“Hi Don, this is your wife and I wanted to call and tell you that at one minute past midnight it will be our anniversary date. Sixteen years and I would do it all over again. I meant it when I said ‘I do,’ and I still mean it today.”) to love and encouragement (“Take care baby. I love you so much. I can’t wait, I cannot, cannot, cannot wait ’til you come out ’cause it’s gonna go down, you know what I’m saying? Te amo, take care, be good and stop getting in trouble … ’cause, you can’t be having that if you’re trying to get out in 2012.”

Call ins to the radio show can get married on the radio via a legal proxy for the imprisoned groom or bride.

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Their web site has a big prison talk forum, and here’s some of the topics discussed on the site-

Prisoner Support

Inmate Family Support

Death Penalty / Capital Punishment

Prison System Information & News

Prison Activism

Prison Activists

Drug War & Reform

Prison Links & Resources

Prison Health Care / Mental Health

Sentencing Reform

Sentencing Information

I’m Going to Prison – Information and help for everyone facing prison.

Prison Cooking & Recipes

Prison Weddings

Petitions

Prison & Inmate Pictures

Sex Offenders

H.I.V.

A.I.D.S

AIDS & HIV

Hepatitis C

HepC

Prison Support Groups and Organizations

Inmate Wives Support

Prison Pen Pals

Inmate Correspondence

Federal Inmate Locator

State Inmate Locator

Regional Prisoner Support Forums

Federal Half way houses

State half way houses

federal inmate locator

state inmate locator

inmate population

prison statistics

foreign prison systems

ex-offender employment

ex-offender education

offender help

registered sex offenders

prison profiles

..And about 50,000 other topics

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~ by neworleansmusicman on January 17, 2012.

3 Responses to “Texas’ Prison Talk Radio Show!!”

  1. What’s your number? So I can send my hubby a message.

  2. Dose any one know of a prison riot that happens this month in ferguson unit in texas

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