Steve DrownUncuffed Producer
Steve Drown is a man of many talents and ambitions. As of writing, he is 70 years old and has been in prison for 42+ years. Steve is an actor who has been able to continue his craft in Shakespeare. He is an accomplished writer and playwright who also wrote and edited for The Solano Chronicle, the prison paper. He is a photographer who would like to continue his creative nature in all genres mentioned above. Uncuffed at KALW gives Steve an additional voice.
For people in prison, the holiday season can be a painful time. Many miss their families and traditions. But it’s also a time when they get together with food and acts of kindness. During the holiday season, we're playing you a favorite episode from season one, all about making it through the holidays in prison.
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Mother’s Day is marketed as a celebration of unconditional love, but many of us have complicated relationships with our moms, involving lots of different emotions. Uncuffed producers at Solano State Prison talked about what the day brings up for them.
For those of us in prison, the holiday season can be a painful time. Many of us miss our families and our traditions. But it’s also a time when we get together with food and acts of kindness.
Damon L. Cooke recently attended his thirteenth parole suitability hearing. He’s been incarcerated for 28 years. His fellow Uncuffed reporters, Spoon Jackson, Steve Drown, and me, Brian Thames, anxiously awaited his return to ask him about the process and results.
I’ve been entering and winning sushi competitions in prison for 25 years. So when Keith Kitagawa showed up and beat me on his first try, I knew I had to find out his secrets.