This story was told by a person incarcerated at Calipatria.
UCI: And what does that reduced visitation and programming been like in terms of being able to see your family, like, how has that affected you?
Caller: Well, the phone calls. We are not allowed to get more than, like, one phone call a day. So that’s kind of like, it’s a little strain on your relationship with like, like my girl.
So, with my ex-girl. And then, yeah it was, it was a little messed up. And then visits. Also visits. Visits suck cause you can’t, I couldn’t see my girl for a long time.
Well, still I can’t see her. Now they’re providing video visits, but yeah. And then, you only get one of those a month. So yeah. It sucks.
UCI: Wow. That must be really hard-
Caller: It’s not a-huh?
UCI: I’m sorry what were you saying?
Caller: No, no, no, you go.
UCI: I was just saying that, that must be really hard, and how are you coping with the crisis?
Caller: Well, I got it good cause I told you, like I said, I’m a porter out here. So, I get to run around and, you know what I mean, help people out that don’t get a chance to get out their cells, like I’m out here most of the day.
So, I got it pretty good, you know what I mean, but other people they don’t. They’re stuck in their cells 24 hours a day. They only come out to shower and then take you back in your cell. So, that might be a little hectic on you, you know what I mean?