19 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 KALW

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 124 Ratings

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.

WeAreUncuffed.org

    My Enemy Saved My Life

    My Enemy Saved My Life

    Death is a normal part of life in prison, but it’s rare that someone can live to tell the tale. Wilbert Stoneham dropped to the floor one day after a cardiac arrest. He awoke to realize he was being brought back to life by a guard who was once his nemesis. How a near-death experience can change your perspective on everything, including someone you despised.Learn more and sign up for Uncuffed news: www.weareuncuffed.org Follow us @WeAreUncuffed on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Transcripts are available within a week of the episode coming out, at www.kalw.org/podcast/uncuffed

    • 20 min
    Humor As Medicine: Aging And Compassion In Prison

    Humor As Medicine: Aging And Compassion In Prison

    California's prison population is aging — between 2000 and 2017, and the share of incarcerated people over 50 more than quintupled. For those with long or life sentences, watching friends aging and getting sick behind bars is a reality check of what a life sentence can really mean. Today on the newest episode of Uncuffed, we'll hear the story of someone who deals with his many ailments with the help of compassionate caretakers, and a good dose of humor.Learn more, and DONATE to our emergency fundraiser: www.weareuncuffed.org. Follow us @WeAreUncuffed on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Transcripts are available within a week of the episode coming out, at www.kalw.org/podcast/uncuffed.

    • 31 min
    It's Never Too Late: Fatherhood From Inside Prison

    It's Never Too Late: Fatherhood From Inside Prison

    One of the many struggles of parenting from inside prison is the constant fear that your children may follow in your footsteps. Children of incarcerated parents are more likely to get in trouble at school, lack stable housing, and end up involved in the criminal legal system themselves. And breaking those cycles is not easy, especially when contact with your children is limited.———————-ALERT: Uncuffed suddenly lost all the funding we were counting on for our podcasting program. Learn more and DONATE NOW at www.weareuncuffed.org/donate. Thank you so much to the more than 230 people who have already given to support Uncuffed!Learn more and sign up for Uncuffed news: www.weareuncuffed.org Follow @WeAreUncuffed on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

    • 31 min
    You've Got Mail: Surprise Letters During Lockdown

    You've Got Mail: Surprise Letters During Lockdown

    Letter writing is an art, and the Uncuffed producers at San Quentin State Prison know that very well. At the height of the pandemic, after weeks of constant lockdowns, one of the only thing to do was write letters to friends and family.Learn more and sign up for Uncuffed news: www.weareuncuffed.org Follow us @WeAreUncuffed on Insta, Facebook, and Twitter.

    • 24 min
    Man Down: COVID Strikes At San Quentin

    Man Down: COVID Strikes At San Quentin

    In June 2020, San Quentin had one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks in a California prison. 2,000 incarcerated people were infected, and 29 died. Two cellmates recount what it was like during that devastating time. Thanks to Mourning Our Losses for the names of those who died of COVID at San Quentin. www.mourningourlosses.org. Learn more and sign up for Uncuffed news: www.weareuncuffed.org Follow Uncuffed @WeAreUncuffed

    • 30 min
    Uncuffed Season 2: Coming Soon!

    Uncuffed Season 2: Coming Soon!

    It's been a wild couple of years, and in California prisons, it was no different. We experienced lockdowns and quarantines, death, friendship, and love. Get ready for a brand new season of Uncuffed!This season, we'll hear about how some unexpected letters during the pandemic changed everything for a family divided. We'll listen up close as some our friends take big life steps, and others finally get their freedom. And always, we'll continue to bring you deep conversations about our lives inside San Quentin and Solano State Prisons.The first episode drops August 2nd. Don't miss it!www.WeAreUncuffed.org@We.Are.Uncuffed

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Liz7291 ,

Exceptional

I’m a social worker in Tennessee working in the trenches and I listen to this podcast on the daily. So much to learn from each of you. Thank you for your vulnerability in sharing your stories, for your willingness to keep showing up! Your insight is invaluable and continues to teach me so much. Keep on keeping on, ya’ll. Sending so much love to all of you! I’m a fan for life.

hazelbnr ,

A grateful listener

We all need to re-examine our own vindictive natures and reassess organized religion, and their alignment with a government that professes to be upholding the teachings of Christ, a government that puts profit before people daily. Thank you for creating this forum, it is well needed.

liberatedsexually ,

Incredible

Shining light in an amazingly crafted way

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