Hard to adjust

This story was told by a person incarcerated at Donovan.

Caller: Okay. Well, actually, I’ve been taking it very hard. Because, prior to COVID-19, I had a – well, I still have my job. But I’m not really going in like I used to. I work as a clerk in the education department. And I also tutor a lot of the students. And I was attending college in the evenings. And I was attending Playwrights, meditation class.

So, now, instead of going to all my programs, now, I’m just stuck in the dayroom with many other individuals that just scream all day across the tier so that I can’t even do my college work. And there’s barely any room to even exercise. So it’s been very, very, very hard to adjust to the COVID-19 in this environment.