Listen to our November 2019 show

Here’s our latest show from November 2019, with music removed to comply with copyright law. We discuss strip search laws and life on home detention.

Radio Seeds is produced by Seeds of Affinity Pathways for Women, a grassroots not-for-profit run by and for women of lived prison experience. Feel free to share our audio or rebroadcast – just let us know if you do!

Custody-death inquest for Aunty Tanya Day considers the role played by systemic racism.

Heather interviews Latoya Aroha Rule, who has been attending the inquest into the death-in-custody of Aunty Tanya Day.

“In December 2017, Aunty Tanya Day, a proud Yorta Yorta woman and a respected and much-loved member of the Aboriginal community in Victoria, was travelling by train to Melbourne. She was asleep when a V/Line worker decided she needed to be removed from the train and called Castlemaine police who arrested her for public drunkenness. While in police custody in Castlemaine she fell and sustained injuries that claimed her life 17 days later.”
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Photos taken by Charandev Singh, used with permission


Wring out Fairlea Prison

Over the past two months we’ve showcased the Wring Out Fairlea radio documentary, produced out of 3CR.

The first Wring Out Fairlea demonstration was organised by the Coalition Against Women’s Imprisonment and took place at the former Fairlea women’s prison in Melbourne on 26 June 1988. The Wring Out action was repeated three more times over the next eight years, bringing thousands of people to encircle Fairlea prison in protest and in solidarity with the women inside.

Take a listen!