“When they said that I was coming to prison at the watch house, I got to speak to my mum. She was in prison before me and she said just go up to these people and tell them that I’m her daughter and everything will be okay.”
What’s it like to be in prison with your mum? And what’s it like to be a mum in prison? You’ll find out in this episode, all about family.
Bloodlines is the third episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects.
Feature storyteller: Tegan
Poetry: Kirsten, Yasmin and Kiara
Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley.
Executive production: Johanna Bell
Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell
Mixing: Hamish Robertson from Tall Tale Audio
Music coordination: Ben Andrews
Theme music: 'Worth It' by Caiti Baker
Featuring music by: Bat Hazzard, Sietta and Caiti Baker (full music credits)
Online production: Jess Ong
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Please note that this podcast contains material that may be disturbing, especially for survivors of trauma. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people are advised that the story may contain the names and voices of people who have passed away.