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Teaching Guitar To Get Through A Life Sentence

Guitarist Ken Gage at Solano State Prison


From the series Uncuffed:

Kenny Gage is a music teacher I’ve known on these prison yards since the ‘90s. White-haired and unassuming, he gives his knowledge and experience of music freely. Kind of hard to believe he’ll die in prison because of a life-without-parole sentence.

"I didn't want to end up being one of these typically bitter persons in prison, you know, who's mad at the world."

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KALW’s radio training program in California prisons 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.

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Write to the Uncuffed producers at Solano State Prison: 
Level 3 Education / Media Lab
P. O. Box 4000
Vacaville, CA 95696-4000

Crosscurrents From The Producers Of Uncuffed
An avid listener of radio, award winning podcaster, and published author, Bryan Mazza spends his time writing, teaching, and training service animals for those in need. A native of California, Mazza uses his experiences to help others and to shape his artistic perspective in his many endeavors in both radio and creative writing.