This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Solano.
As per your request on how I feel about my safety inside prison, quite honestly, it’s been such a scary experience on so many levels. First we’re lockdown for 23 hours and 45 minutes a day, only to come out our cell for 15 minutes a day, to do one of the two things and that is either to take a shower or use the phone, or one or another. As far as reduced visitation from family and loved ones is concerned a more accurate account of visitation is there has been no visitation during the pandemic.
CDCR has posted that they are considering giving tablets to do educational schoolwork and video visitation on, but nothing yet. They gave a website that family can have video visitation, but it hasn’t worked at all until March 12, 2021 which was the first-time inmates have been able to utilize this option.