© 2022 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Crosscurrents logo 2021

Facing the death penalty, an agnostic starts to pray

Steve Drown
Interviewer and producer b.f thames at the Uncuffed radio studio at Solano State Prison. Ivan Kilgore was not photographed.

From the series Uncuffed:

As a child, Ivan Kilgore believed in God because that’s what he was told to do. But doubts were always with him. I wondered if those doubt surged or faded when Ivan found himself faced with a lethal injection in Oklahoma.

"People around me said, 'boy, you better believe in God – you gon' wind up in hell.'"

"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.

Crosscurrents From The Producers Of UncuffedspiritualityreligionSolanoFrom The Producers Of Uncuffed
bf thames (Brian Thames) is a founding producer of KALW's Uncuffed, presenting stories that show the humanity of incarcerated people.