The Friends of Charles Parker

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The Iron Room

The Friends of the Charles Parker Trust will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday 20 October 2016 in the Heritage Learning Space, Floor 4, Library of Birmingham,    3.30pm – 5.00pm.

Phil Maguire, a new Trustee of the Charles Parker Trust will speak about his work as founding chief executive of the Prison Radio Association (PRA). The PRA is a charity set up in 2006 following pilot project based at BBC Birmingham and HMP Birmingham (better known locally as Winson Green prison). In a feature on literacy and publishing in prisons on 17 Feb 2008, the Independent reported that the Prison Radio Association had been launched at Winson Green in July 2006, with the aim of providing training to prisoners to help with communications and literacy within prisons.

The Prison Radio Association aims to contribute to a reduction in reoffending by using the power of radio. The National Prison Radio is…

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