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The Secret Life of Prisons podcast

May 29, 2020

A new virus grips the world.

Echoes tells the true stories of four people whose lives were changed forever.

Echoes is a unique drama, originally broadcast on National Prison Radio, the world's first national radio station for prisoners.

The script is created entirely from the words of the real people portrayed.

Actors...


May 27, 2020

Echoes - brand new drama coming to the Secret Life of Prisons this Friday at 5pm.

Watch the filmed version here:


May 22, 2020

Regular presenters Phil Maguire and Paula Harriott discuss how the lockdown is impacting people in prison, and what we on the outside can learn about prison from life under lockdown.

They're joined by the journalist Raphael Rowe, who served more than a decade in prison before his conviction was overturned, and Michaela...


May 20, 2020

This Friday on Secret Life of Prisons - we'll be releasing a Lockdown Special.

What can we learn from prisons about lockdown? And what can we learn from lockdown about prisons?

Presenter Phil Maguire will be joined as usual by Paula Harriott, poet Mr Gee, and guests who know what it's like to be locked up - both in...


Nov 25, 2019

This special episode of The Secret of Prisons was recorded live at the Longford Lecture at Church House, in London, on Thursday 21st November. The 2019 Longford Lecture was given  by the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian, Lord Blair of Boughton, to a packed audience. Lord Blair spoke to presenters Phil Maguire...