This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Centinela.
Since March 13, 2020, we have not had any access to the day room area. I was infected with COVID around December of 2020. Caught in a wave that swept this institution. Inmates went down every 20 minutes.
Some were taken by ambulance. We’ve had one facility on my yard. During the time that I was infected, I was not allowed out of my cell at all. 24 hour lockdown for three weeks.
I was given cough drops and pedialyte for hydration. After three weeks I was cleared. Most recently I was given my first shot of Moderna. It’s absolutely tough in here.
For the most part I try to stay busy in my cell by working on my college work, drawing. I’m a very gifted artist. I do very well with portraits, that’s my preference, realistic art, but I do marvel comics and fantasy art as well. However, I’d prefer to draw for someone I’m acquainted with.
I also stay active with working out. I love to work out. It takes away all my stress. I’m a very confident and positive person, I will overcome this. Thank you for your message.
It would be nice to hear back from you but if you can’t, I understand fully. Hopefully this quick letter helps you all out. Take care and stay safe.
If there’s anything specific that you’re trying to gain a better understanding on, just ask? I’ll be happy to keep you or anyone else on the team in regular correspondence to stay updated on the changes as they occur.
Prison reforms is hype right now, so thank you all for caring. I’m serving 27 years for a stolen vehicle. That’s a lot of us in here serving extreme sentences for non-violent offenses.