This letter was written by a person incarcerated at CMC (California Men’s Colony).
Hello PrisonPandemic Project,
First of all, thank you for taking time to consider the health and welfare of many prisoners like myself.
As you can see, I am serving a 43 year to life sentence. This is the first time during this 19 years that I have been able to express myself.
It is sad that such a terrible plague has gripped us all. I was recently released from isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. I can hardly believe the way this prison is handling the pandemic! And those who have not come down with it. However I do not wish to elaborate due to possible retaliation.
Again, I do appreciate you and your colleagues’ concern and the work you do. Some of the inmates treated COVID-19 as a hoax. That is until so many of us come down with it.
Since I have just become aware of your organization, I do not have any artwork suitable for submission. However, I will pass along your address and the nature of your work to anyone who may be interested in your cause.