This letter was written by a person incarcerated at High Desert.
Since I arrived at HDSP around late, I’ve signed up for school and rehabilitative programs. But was put on the waiting list, and was waiting for a while. I finally got into a rehabilitative achievement credit math class, that a fellow Christian brother helped me to get into. I attended about four classes, then it got shut down due to COVID-19 pandemic. That was back around 2020.
Since then, I’ve been keeping busy and making efforts to better myself by doing in cell self-help packets that get offered here at HDSP. The packets focus on issues like anger management, addiction, anxiety, and many more.
Since the lockdown, I’ve earned certificates competition chronos on, which teaches on how to re-think your story, change your life, cyclical pattern of behavior, and much more. Working on these packets have been a real help for me and have caused me to reflect on my mistake and bad choices that led up to it.
I tested for COVID-19. I’ve been quarantined ever since. Due to that, what we get is a shower only once every three days. There’s no recreational yard or day room.
What gets me the most is not being able to attend and continue in the rehabilitative achievement credit math class. Though I strongly believe that the in cell self-help packets do help my rehabilitation, they don’t take time off as the RAC math class. They don’t let us know if we’re ever gonna do program again.