Stark Raven

Stark Raven produces a radio program once a month featuring in-depth interviews, news and analysis on issues related to prisons and criminalization.

The radio program has been on the air for more than 30 years.

Issues we Cover

Canadian prison conditions, detention & the war on terror, alternatives to prison, criminalization of migration & poverty, privatization, 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)
100.5 FM in Vancouver
Satellite: Starchoice #845

Looking for past shows?
For a show in the past four months, check out the Co-op Radio audio archive.
To hear Stark Raven interviews and shows from Aug 2006 to 2016, check out our show archive.

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:

Contact Stark Raven

Stark Raven c/o Vancouver Co-operative Radio.
370 Columbia St.
Vancouver, BC
Unceded Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples
V6A 4J1
starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca

Support Stark Raven

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

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.

Find out for more details on becoming a member of Co-op Radio here.