7 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.

Uncuffed KALW

    • Personal Journals

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.

    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
    Bonus: A Wild Turkey On The Prison Yard

    Bonus: A Wild Turkey On The Prison Yard

    A lot of people want to get out of prison. This is the story of one bird that tried to get in. Happy Thanksgiving from Uncuffed.

    • 10 min
    Episode 3: Yoga

    Episode 3: Yoga

    Gordon Melvin learned how to do yoga by watching TV. Soon, he was leading classes on the yard. Today, we’re talking about vulnerability, masculinity, and what it takes to put your ass in the air.

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: Rebuilding Family Relationships

    Episode 2: Rebuilding Family Relationships

    Cleo Cloman grew up in a two-parent household and had dreams of playing pro baseball. After a rocky relationship with his father, he lost his passion for the sport and found a new pursuit: the streets. He was convicted of murder, and spent over two decades behind bars. This is the story of how he rediscovered his love of baseball, and his father.

    • 18 min
    Episode 1: Sky Boii

    Episode 1: Sky Boii

    Remus Sam Langi is serving 38 years to life on a second-degree murder conviction. In prison, he’s become a guitarist and songwriter. And recently, he wrote a song about the people he harmed.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

samtheshepherd88 ,

A must listen Podcast

If you like ear hustle, you will enjoy uncuffed. It’s raw and open about the day to day life in prison. The picture most people have is not correct, this is a very interesting to hear what happens after the conviction.

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A@r0nN ,

Moving, raw, human - Uncuffed

There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing authenticity, human frailty, transcendence and redemption amidst unimaginable and yet completely relatable circumstances. In Skyboii, I could relate to every person, every experience, and was moved throughout. I felt like I was the mother who received the phone call after her son was murdered, Skyboii during the altercation where he murdered another man, the man who fell victim, Skyboiis compassionate dad who reached out to empathize and connect with the family of the victim, the singer of the redemption song written to the mother of victim, the song itself, the song writer (Skyboii the artist) and song experiencer. Bear bones and spiritual, real, and full - peppered with cultural insights, some light and innocuous banter that soothes and adds more layers. Uncuffed is moving without frills or pretense - a rare gem and peek into society, into the men inside Solano prison who are just that human like you and me, and into us (Me/you), the listeners who will resonate with this human side of life in prison (which we all are metaphorically)

*Loquax* ,

Essential listening from unheard voices

I've been listening to these guys' stories on KALW for years. I am always moved and amazed. I have my head spinned around. They have insights on the world that no one else has. They've become very skilled radio producers, and I can't wait to hear what they do with this series.

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