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Joe Kirk

Uncuffed Radio Producer

Joe Kirk paroled in 2020, after serving 5 years. The one thing that kept Joe going in prison was the memory of his grandparents' farm on the outskirts of Peoria, Illinois. When prison was loud and overwhelming, he thought back to the good old days, when the only sounds a person could hear where the gusts of the warm summer winds driving their way through the stalks of corn, and the red-breasted robins singing in the apple tree. A vision to keep a caged man sane. As a producer for Uncuffed, he said, “I do this because, throughout history, winners of wars and politicians have written what they call truth. We are making history from the mouth of the common man.”