Beyond Prisons is creating an abolitionist podcast
26

patrons

$117
per month
Beyond Prisons is a podcast on incarceration and prison abolition that elevates people directly impacted by the system.

By becoming a Patron, you are investing in this platform for abolitionist movements, which advances a critical pedagogy on crime, punishment, and justice in the United States.

About the show

Beyond Prisons has been heard over 55,000 times with limited promotion. With less than 30 episodes under our belts, we have only scratched the surface of the issues and experiences affecting incarcerated people, their families, and their communities.

Our show spotlights movement organizing from around the country and explores the deeply personal toll it takes on activists. It's a space for uncompromising analysis of issues like mental health, re-entry, prison organizing and resistance, families and parenting, prison labor, jailhouse lawyers, and much more. It's also a forum for uplifting abolitionist frameworks and scholarship. 

Our show is rooted in prison struggles, but the name "Beyond Prisons" demands we approach subjects that transcend the prison walls to include communities, public policy, socialism, feminism, the arts, and much more.

How you can help

As a Patron, you can contribute to our stability so we can put in the time and labor required to do this show well, and your support can hasten this project's growth.

Improve audio quality for all listeners by funding modest equipment upgrades, including new microphones.

Send us around the country to deepen our connection with the movement and help us broadcast the work of organizers who may not have as much of a national profile or online reach as others.

Create space for us to write books and research papers, organize workshops and trainings, and create works of art.

When we reach our first goal, we'll give a portion to someone on the inside each month so they can have commissary money, make phone calls, buy clothes and art supplies, and more.

Where to find us

Listen to, subscribe to, rate, and review our podcast on iTunes

Listen on Google Play

Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook

Find hosts Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein on Twitter.

Music & Production by Jared Ware.

Cover art by Kim Wilson.
Tiers
$1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Download our Beyond Prisons wallpaper for your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
$5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Download original music from our producer, Jared Ware.
$10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Download original artwork by abolitionist artists. 
$20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 1 patron
We'll shout out your name on the show.
$50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You can record the outro for the show and tell listeners why you support Beyond Prisons.
$100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Have a one-time, 30 minute Skype session with Brian and Kim to workshop or discuss an issue we've covered on the show.
Goals
$117 of $500 per month
We want to upgrade our recording equipment and cover our expenses.
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Beyond Prisons is a podcast on incarceration and prison abolition that elevates people directly impacted by the system.

By becoming a Patron, you are investing in this platform for abolitionist movements, which advances a critical pedagogy on crime, punishment, and justice in the United States.

About the show

Beyond Prisons has been heard over 55,000 times with limited promotion. With less than 30 episodes under our belts, we have only scratched the surface of the issues and experiences affecting incarcerated people, their families, and their communities.

Our show spotlights movement organizing from around the country and explores the deeply personal toll it takes on activists. It's a space for uncompromising analysis of issues like mental health, re-entry, prison organizing and resistance, families and parenting, prison labor, jailhouse lawyers, and much more. It's also a forum for uplifting abolitionist frameworks and scholarship. 

Our show is rooted in prison struggles, but the name "Beyond Prisons" demands we approach subjects that transcend the prison walls to include communities, public policy, socialism, feminism, the arts, and much more.

How you can help

As a Patron, you can contribute to our stability so we can put in the time and labor required to do this show well, and your support can hasten this project's growth.

Improve audio quality for all listeners by funding modest equipment upgrades, including new microphones.

Send us around the country to deepen our connection with the movement and help us broadcast the work of organizers who may not have as much of a national profile or online reach as others.

Create space for us to write books and research papers, organize workshops and trainings, and create works of art.

When we reach our first goal, we'll give a portion to someone on the inside each month so they can have commissary money, make phone calls, buy clothes and art supplies, and more.

Where to find us

Listen to, subscribe to, rate, and review our podcast on iTunes

Listen on Google Play

Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook

Find hosts Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein on Twitter.

Music & Production by Jared Ware.

Cover art by Kim Wilson.

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Tiers
$1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Download our Beyond Prisons wallpaper for your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
$5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Download original music from our producer, Jared Ware.
$10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Download original artwork by abolitionist artists. 
$20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 1 patron
We'll shout out your name on the show.
$50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You can record the outro for the show and tell listeners why you support Beyond Prisons.
$100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Have a one-time, 30 minute Skype session with Brian and Kim to workshop or discuss an issue we've covered on the show.