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The prisoner who died twice, and lived

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Steve Drown
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Officer Handy (left), who helped save the life of Wilbert Stoneham (right)

From the series Uncuffed:

Wilbert Stoneham has been incarcerated since the 70s – a time when prisons were especially dangerous, guards were particularly unpleasant, and Stoneham was one of their targets. He had a terrible relationship with the “watchers” which continued for over 40 years ... until the day he died.  

"The same guy that be chasing me all the time, was the same guy doing CPR, pumping life into my body."

Uncuffed is produced by men at Solano State Prison. Learn more about them here.

KALW’s radio training program at Solano State Prison is supported by the California Arts Council, with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The producers fact-check content to the best of their ability. All content is approved by a prison information officer.

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Write to the Uncuffed producers at Solano State Prison:

Uncuffed
Level 3 Education / Media Lab
P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, CA 95696-4000