San Quentin, Solano ‘Uncuffed’ podcast wins first‑place journalism award

Photo of inmates printed on an awards certificate.
The inmates who produce “Uncuffed” were recognized during a recent journalism awards ceremony.

The California State Prison, Solano, and San Quentin inmate-produced podcast “Uncuffed” was awarded first place for best radio/audio series by the San Francisco Press Club during the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards.

Damon L. Cooke, Steve Drown, Spoon Jackson, Joe Kirk, Bryan Mazza, JulianGlenn “Luke” Padgett, and b.f. thames were all recognized for their contributions to the “Uncuffed” podcast.

KALW public radio, based in San Francisco, is behind the podcast with support coming from the California Arts Council.

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