Meet The UNCUFFED
Inside Team

Uncuffed is recorded, edited, and hosted by people in California prisons.

Inside Producers

Anthony Gomez

Anthony Gomez is a film producer with Forward This Productions at San Quentin. He is passionate about storytelling and sees Uncuffed as another avenue to grow and develop in. Anthony hopes to have an impact on the false narratives surrounding people that are incarcerated. He's been incarcerated since the age of 18 and knows the transformation people can have when given opportunity and empowerment.
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Brian "bf" Thames

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bf thames (Brian) has come quite a long way from his ultra-strict Pentecostal upbringing to critical agnosticism. His worldview has evolved from violence as a veneer for personal insecurities to full disclosure and even self-deprecating humor in the five nonfiction books that he has written and published. A pending sixth book advocating self-reliance and better decision making in potentially dangerous encounters is on the way. Brian speaks English, French, and Spanish and is learning ASL. Brian is married to his high school sweetheart, Felicia, whom he has known for 35 years. He loves birds and dogs and plans to rescue two Great Danes when he’s released.
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Bryan Mazza

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For Bryan, working for KALW and Uncuffed is a fulfillment of a childhood infatuation that spans back to him and his brothers making funny recordings in their bedroom back in Bethel Island. An avid listener to all mediums of radio, Bryan understands and appreciates a good story. Bryan is especially drawn to stories that portray people overcoming the odds and eliciting change in their lives. He likes a good underdog story. KALW has lent him a platform with which to present these stories to the public—to show the world that prison isn't necessarily a dead-end but rather a place for new beginnings for those who want to change their lives.
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Jeremy Strain

Jeremy Strain has been incarcerated for 18 years and never thought he'd be where he's at today, working with media and pro-social skills in the San Quentin Media Center. The media center has been his utopia, where's experienced growth, impact, strength, confidence, and communication. His experiences in the media center have given Jeremy the education and wisdom to to build his career dreams and goals. Aside from Uncuffed, Jeremy works with Forward This Productions. He has been apart of the rehabilitation remodeling program with Gavin Newsom, custody staff, non-profits, and visitors from all over the world. He lives by the words, "be positive, stay humble, and make impact."
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Jerry Reyes

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Matthew Sheppard

Matt Sheppard is a screenwriter and comedian. He is a certified GOGI coach and lead facilitator for AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project). He is the co-founder of Trendsetters, a self-help group aimed to change the culture of prisons. Matt is also an international best selling author for his contribution to Journeys to Success Vol. 7, and he teaches the success principles of Napoleon Hill. He currently writes, directs, and edits for San Quentin Television.
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Ulis Morris

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William Harris

William Harris is an aspiring policy maker and champion for social and criminal justice reform. He graduated from the Journalism Guild at San Quentin last year and is currently attending Mount Tamalpais College. He is studying to become an investigative journalist, as well as an advocate for criminal justice reform. William's goal is to make the justice system work for everybody and to repair the community he once helped tear down.
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Alumni

Adnan Khan
Anthony Ivy
Anthony King
Brian Asey
Chanton Bun
Damon Cooke
DeWayne Locklear
Edmond Richardson
Gregg Sayers
Jebadiah DeAngelis
Joe Kirk
Juan Carlos Meza
JulianGlenn "Luke" Padgett
Louis A. Scott
Luis Gomez
Luke Colondres
Mayito Guzman
Nathan McKinney
Orlando Johnson
Spoon Jackson
Steve Drown
Thanh Tran
Timothy Hicks
Tommy "Shakur" Ross
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