13 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 101 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

    Unconfined: The Trials Of Re-Entry

    Unconfined: The Trials Of Re-Entry

    After serving a sentence in prison, re-entry into the free world can come with complicated feelings and experiences – especially when release comes in the middle of a global pandemic.Uncuffed producers Chanthon Bun and Joe Kirk were both released in 2020 and are still adjusting to life after prison. Kirk spent time in the shelter system, and Bun has a deportation order hanging over his head. But despite their struggles, they both find meaning in helping others, and fighting for change.In this episode: stories about what happens when you get out of prison. And, the Uncuffed producers at Solano State Prison talk about their own concerns and dreams for when they are released. Subscribe to Uncuffed at www.WeAreUncuffed.org.

    • 31 min
    Pandemic Playlist: Songs For A Year On Lockdown

    Pandemic Playlist: Songs For A Year On Lockdown

    For most of us in prisons, the pandemic has meant a year of even more restrictions than usual. No in-person visits, and months without classes or groups. To deal with that isolation, a lot of us turned to music. So today, we’re talking about the songs that kept our spirits up through the year. We hope they do the same for you. Check out our playlist on Spotify to enjoy these songs on their own: bit.ly/UncuffedPlaylist. Learn about Uncuffed at WeAreUncuffed.org.

    • 29 min
    Special: Letters From The Outside, Almost One Year Into The Pandemic

    Special: Letters From The Outside, Almost One Year Into The Pandemic

    It's been almost a year since friends and family have been able to visit their loved ones in prison, due to the pandemic. Letters to the inside are always a lifeline. This year, more than ever.

    • 28 min
    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.

    • 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.

    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

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

AlexanderVincent ,

Keep It Up!

Another great podcast amplifying voices that often go unheard... Discovered this podcast from Ear Hustle and was excited to find more content from within the long-needing-abolished prison system. Would love to hear from more voices outside of CDCR. Keep it up guys! 💗

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