Inside Wire: Colorado Prison Radio

The nation's first and only 24/7 radio station dedicated to transforming the criminal legal system, produced by and for currently and formerly incarcerated people

Inside Wire: Colorado Prison Radio amplifies the voices, stories, and creations of people impacted by the criminal legal system in Colorado and beyond. The station beams original music, stories, and information across the world, via the Inside Wire app, created by currently and formerly incarcerated media producers, as well as their families and communities. 

Inside Wire broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering companionship, hope, play and a vision for building a new system of justice in the U.S. The station launched in 2022 with production studios inside numerous Colorado prisons. After its first two years, the station expanded to production outside of prison, creating opportunities for a broader range of voices to join the station's mission of fostering connection and community, cultivating joy and reflection, and empowering possibility and transformative and artistic justice. 

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Making Inside Wire

In its first chapter, Inside Wire was produced entirely inside four Colorado prisons. In 2023, the station expanded to include production and collaboration outside prisons. In this film documenting the launch of the station, get a glimpse into Inside Wire's founding studios behind the walls, and learn more about how our producers have shared their stories with listeners inside and outside of prison.

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