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Stark Raven produces a radio program once a month featuring in-depth interviews, news and analysis on issues related to prisons and criminalization, both locally and from around the world. The radio program has been on the air for 25 years.

The collective's other activities include maintaining - an online resource centre on Canadian prison issues.

Feel free to contact us if you have a story that you think we should cover on the show, if you are a prisoner or know of a prisoner who would like your writing and/or poetry read on the air.


Canadian prison conditions, detention & the war on terror, alternatives to prison, psychiatric survivor movements, criminalization of migration & poverty, privatization, security certificates, government policy, political prisoners, policing, the death penalty, the personal & political impacts of incarceration, prisoner's writings.


Tune in the first Monday of each month from 7-8pm, (Pacific Time. Vancouver Co-op Radio) Other Prison Radio Programs Across Canada
*Prison Radio on CFRC 101.9FM, Community Radio in Kingston, Ontario, Wednesdays 7-8pm.
*The Prison Radio Show on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 6pm and the fourth Friday of every month, between 11am to 12pm. prison(at) for more info blog:
*Prison Radio on CFRU, 93.3FM in Guelph, Ontario. Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am. hosted by Prison Radio Collective, guelphprisonradio [at]


Miss the show live?
To hear Stark Raven interviews and shows back to Aug 2006, check out our full show archive.
We also podcast some material on

Contacting Stark Raven

Stark Raven c/o Vancouver Co-operative Radio.
110-360 Columbia St.
Vancouver, BC. Coast Salish Territory.
V6A 4J1
starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca


Support broadcast space for programs such as Stark Raven. Become a Member of Co-op Radio and help keep independent media alive!

Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is a non-commercial, co-operatively-owned, listener-supported, community radio station. Located in the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Co-op Radio strives to provide a space for under-represented and marginalized communities. Support Stark Raven as we cut through the mainstream crime sensationalism with in-depth interviews, news and analysis on the role of prisons in our society and consequences of criminalizing affected communities.

Regular memberships are $60/year, though you can pay whatever you want/are able to for a membership.

Click here For more details on becoming a member of Co-op Radio check out: or just email us at Stark Raven, starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca, and we can hook you up as a member.