11 episodes

Uncuffed is a show made by people behind bars in California prisons. We share intimate stories of our struggles and triumphs, and of the heartache and forgiveness taking place within these walls. Uncuffed is vulnerable and personal. If you can see the humanity in us, you can see the humanity in everyone.

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Uncuffed is a show made by people behind bars in California prisons. We share intimate stories of our struggles and triumphs, and of the heartache and forgiveness taking place within these walls. Uncuffed is vulnerable and personal. If you can see the humanity in us, you can see the humanity in everyone.

    Unconfined: Joe Kirk

    Unconfined: Joe Kirk

    Joe Kirk is one of thousands released early from California prisons to slow the spread of COVID-19. The world he returned to was something he never prepared for. Unconfined is a new series of special episodes that feature Uncuffed producers navigating life after incarceration.

    • 17 min
    Unconfined: Chanthon Bun

    Unconfined: Chanthon Bun

    Chanthon Bun caught the coronavirus at San Quentin Prison during one of the worst outbreaks in the country. On top of the usual challenges people face when they parole, Bun had to deal with COVID recovery, survivor's guilt, and the fear that ICE would put him back in a different kind of prison. Unconfined is a new special series that features Uncuffed producers navigating life after incarceration.

    • 23 min
    Special: Letters From The Outside As COVID Rages Inside

    Special: Letters From The Outside As COVID Rages Inside

    The COVID-19 outbreak in prisons across California is taking an incredible toll — not only on the people inside, but on the families and friends of incarcerated people. And because of the pandemic, our producers on the inside can’t access their recording equipment. So today, you’ll hear from the friends and family outside of prison, reading letters to their loved ones stuck on the inside.

    • 26 min
    Special: Prisoners Face Coronavirus

    Special: Prisoners Face Coronavirus

    Disease can spread quickly in prisons. In this special conversation from Uncuffed , the men of Solano Prison share their thoughts on the global coronavirus pandemic, and what it would mean if it came inside.

    • 11 min
    Episode 5: Prison’s Secret Santas

    Episode 5: Prison’s Secret Santas

    For those of us in prison, the holiday season can be a painful time. Many of us miss our families and our traditions. But it’s also a time when we get together with food and acts of kindness. This is the last episode of our first season of Uncuffed. For the finale, we’re coming together for the holidays. You’ll hear from the guys at both Solano and San Quentin, and find out how we all get through this time of the year.

    • 25 min
    Episode 4: Maserati-E

    Episode 4: Maserati-E

    In 2012, Eric "Maserati-E" Abercrombie picked up the guitar and has been performing ever since. Today, the producers talk about the music that helped them through some of the most difficult moments of their life, and what tools they use to channel and understand their own pain. This past August, he was released, at age 25. Now, he’s performing regularly.

    • 23 min

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The stories are raw and beautiful, funny and inspiring. Wish my son in prison could hear it. It would probably change his life...

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