This is a very scary time for everyone, even more so for inmates. They get locked down all the time and do not always get to call or send emails to their loved ones to check on them to see of they are all healthy and safe. We do not know if our loved ones in prison are healthy and safe because they can not call or respond to our emails to them.
They get put in “quarantine” the “hole” when they are not sick or have COVID but their celly does so they have to go also. Now they will get COVID. They become so sick in the “hole” where they should not be because the prisons do not have onsite medical care to watch their breathing, take vitals signs, giving breathing treatments, machines to look at their heart to see if any fluid is collecting around their heart and CO’s or Guards that are not medically equipped or knowledgeable enough to care for COVID patients. Inmates lie there thinking, was that last time my last phone call or visit before I got sick, am I going to die in here and I can’t even say good-bye to my loved my ones.
In Arizona, CO’s were told not to wear mask because it would scare the inmates. This instruction came from the Director of Arizona State Prisons The inmates have received one mask made out of a sheet and haven’t received any new ones since the beginning of COVID a year ago. Scary Situation!!!!
Well, there is a little good news. The inmates can request to use the phone at least once a day due to COVID. The prisons all must allow them to call home at least once a day even if it is a five minute phone call. I am telling my son, my friends and even his friends to make that request. I am also telling them if you get sick and start to feel like you cannot breathe you DEMAND to go to medical, and keep DEMANDING to go to medical until they take you. Do not care how many write ups you get for it, just keep demanding because to my understanding when you get to the point of having difficulty breathing you are in serious trouble and need help ASAP.
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