This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Soledad.
December 30, 2020
To the team at UCI, collecting stories inside of these prison facilities, thanks for getting in touch. It’s have been real hard with COVID-19 pandemic in CTF. It’s getting bad, but that’s everywhere in prison. With they have us with a other man in the same cell, and one of them get sick, it’s over for the next one.
It is a challenge, but we all have to hang in there wherever you’re at. Medical can’t help. If I get sick that’s just it. I’m sick. I been in prison for the last 31 years, I been through a whole lots, I have seen a lot but not like this.
COVID-19 is real, I lost good friend. Without God I don’t know what I would. I tell you this believe in God. It will get better. I pray and I believe. It’s change me.
COVID-19 has made me see things in a whole new way. We should love and help one other in this times. We live to become better peoples. That’s what I have learn. What helps me the most is understanding what’s really happening and wishing the best for others that’s in need.
Thank you. God be with you all. One love.