This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Soledad.
To whom it may concern, hi! I’m incarcerated here at Soledad State Prison, been here for the past seven years. I’ve been listening to all information on how COVID-19 was transmitted so rapidly into our facility. I listened to the warden on the subject of some post doctrine people from UC Berkeley who are specialists on COVID-19 spread.
We’re perplexed on how this virus transmitted since we have no open cells and that they found no fault on CTS’s procedures and protocols.
I’m here to tell you that the warden and post doctrine people have never been behind closed doors of our living area. Being in a cell with no ventilation and only windows that pop up into a certain degree is not ventilation. Especially in cold climate weather where you have to keep the windows closed.
Our cell doors suck and are as well as pushing air out through the door frame of our doors. Not only this was a problem, but so was a lot of other negligent things that occurred. I have written a more extensive view of my common sense opinion to the legal office in San Quentin Prison.
Please contact him or he might contact UC Berkeley because I had asked him to forward a copy of my letter to the proper investigators.
Note: Procedures and protocols are good in writing, but fail if not followed. Daily announcements do not work if not enforced. Patiently await your response.