Rehabilitation through music for imprisoned pianist
From the series Uncuffed:
Maimon Pony’s career as a pianist was cut short by drug addiction. In Solano State Prison, he keeps practicing and waits for his release.
"I was nine years old. I was in a Nordstrom with my mom, and the piano player underneath the escalators, he went off to take a break. And I went on the piano and started playing, and they hired me on the spot."
Recordings of Maimon from the Uncuffed studio:
"Send in the Clowns"
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.