A KALW Public Media Training Program


Voices from behind prison walls
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True stories of humanity from behind the wall. The award-winning podcast created by people incarcerated in San Quentin and Solano Prisons.
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Personal Stories
Short audio stories crafted by incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated students in Uncuffed training programs.
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The Uncuffed Podcast
Sit down with the Uncuffed producers as they unpack the stories they’ve recorded. A showcase for great storytelling and deep conversations about life inside the system.
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The Uncuffed Playlist
Music shows hosted by student DJs at Solano State Prison. Uncuffed DJs choose an hour of their favorite music and reveal how those songs relate to their lives.


Uncuffed has offered groundbreaking radio training inside prisons for over a decade. Our participants develop tools to change the narrative about people in prison and to gain job skills.

We’ve worked with over 80 participants, and aired over 140 of their stories and shows. To our knowledge, we have a 0% recidivism rate. No Uncuffed participant has ever returned to prison. 

Uncuffed alumni include professional podcasters, documentary filmmakers, and many others who have gone on to careers in media, communications, and advocacy.


Join us in creating the next chapter of Uncuffed. We’re bringing our training program to incarcerated women for the first time. And we’re creating more job opportunities for Uncuffed graduates.
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Uncuffed is a project of KALW Public Media, a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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How do you make a podcast in a prison?
“On Uncuffed, you have the freedom to tell your story.”
– Anthony Ivy
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The Uncuffed podcast is a showcase for personal stories and deep roundtable conversations with the incarcerated Uncuffed producers.