This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Soledad.
This worried the inmate population very much because, we knew that the only way we would contract COVID-19 is if it were brought into us by someone going to the outside and coming back into the prison.
So we used the grievance process to voice our complaints and issues, but CDCR either denied our complaints as non-valid or partially granted some, while they scrambled to make necessary adjustments and passing out masks.
I was especially concerned about the safety of those who, like myself, have underlying conditions that can lead to complications or death, and elderly. I worry mainly because I know firsthand how deliberately indifferent CDCR can be when it comes to the health and safety of the prisoners within its facilities.