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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


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