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Oscar Grant’s incarcerated father speaks out, ten years after his son’s killing

Steve Drown
Oscar Grant Jr. in KALW's radio lab at Solano State Prison in Vacaville

From the series Uncuffed:

Ten years ago, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot and killed by a BART police officer. His father, Oscar Grant Jr., has been incarcerated since before his son was born. Grant Jr. is housed at Solano State Prison, where he was interviewed by JulianGlenn Padgett, a fellow prisoner. This is Grant Jr.’s first recorded interview.


Any time a little youngster gets killed, and they bring up my son, that’s Oscar Grant. All over again.

Credit Steve Drown
JulianGlenn Padgett, the interviewer, with Oscar Grant Jr. at Solano State Prison.

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. All content is approved by an information officer.


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