This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Vacaville.
Dear PrisonPandemic project,
I am 58 years old. I am housed here at California Medical Facility, Vacaville. Twenty-five years ago, I got mixed up with drugs and the wrong person. I have been incarcerated since then. It’s high time I get my freedom back and contribute to making our world a better place.
I have a lot to offer, and stories of truth that will make you squirm. California Department of Corrections has had me trapped here with COVID-19 fast closing in. In the last 5,107 days, I have witnessed five or more men transferred elsewhere due to having tested positive for COVID.
Today my next cell neighbor was one of those men. For months we have been shared air, water, space, booth room, shower, and more. Please help me, Please!
I have been diagnosed according to CDCR health care system, CCHSCS, as having the underlying conditions – diabetes, hepatitis C, obesity, arthritis sovereign in my lower back and joints. I have undergone knee replacement, total left knee replacement/supplemental procedure of left knee. Shoulder surgery another scheduled at procedure. A much-needed RT shoulder surgery, another scheduled at procedure. A much-needed shoulder surgery to come when health care staff gets tired my painful tortures suffering. I also have chronic lung disease and fever.
I have suffered for years like COVID not believe. I do not know when or how my suffering will end. But what I have surely learned through seven years in CDCR does not care, even a little, for my life and it become quite evident that they did not want a good end for me. I need your help badly.
The surgeons for the most part, such as my orthopedic surgeon, he is great. But the prison after caring post-surgery cause such as waste of taxpayers’ money and so much pain and suffering for me.
I am still suffering. With COVID-19 everywhere around me, I pray for your help. Save my life.
Recently I submitted an emergency grievance seeking COVID-19 release in hopes to save my own life. Enclosed is a copy of said grievance. Please help me gain release. Help me find help to those justice. I got so much to offer and far too much to waste away as a commodity for their crooked gain.
Please respond. I eagerly audit your correspondence. If you need to, please contact family members. Thank you so much.