Idmaj Radio is based in Casablanca Oukacha prison and provides people in prison and prison staff with the opportunity to discuss issues related to prison, offence and rehabilitation.
Collaborating with the British Embassy and Morocco’s General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration, we launched the first ever prison radio station in the Middle East and North Africa.
‘I am very happy to have the opportunity be able to voice my needs and listen to programmes and experts’ opinions about things that are important, I feel that it will help me be part of the community even when I am inside the prison.’
A female prisoner at Oukacha prison
Idmaj Radio, which is based at Casablanca Oukacha prison, will provide both prisoners and prison staff with the opportunity to discuss important issues related to prison, offending and rehabilitation, as well as increase prisoners’ contact with the outside world – a key factor in improving mental health and reducing feelings of isolation. The radio will initially be broadcast from Oukacha prison and will then be launched at other prisons in the country.