This story was told by a person incarcerated at Chuckawalla.
Caller: And it hurts too, you know, because I felt bad, you know, like it was hurting me, you know. All I did is thinking about my family, thinking about my daughter. Like thinking about what’s going to happen to me. You know, I was in so much pain, I was getting fevers. I was getting the chills. My bones were hurting. And it really hurts man.
You know, it’s an ugly feeling. I’m saying like I’ll lay down and then like I’ll call my family. I’ll cry to my family. Like I don’t know what’s going to happen to me, you know, I just want to tell you guys I love you. Something happens or anything, you know.
And it’s messed up.
You know, they’re not taking this too serious. They think it’s a joke. It’s not a joke. People are dying left and right out there in the world while we’re stuck in here.
You know, it’s messed up.
UCI: How has the situation at your facility affected your loved ones? Like did they take away visits from you?
Caller: They took our family visits. They took a lot of things from us. Like, you know, but the main thing is like our visits, you know. We can’t see our families.
It’s been, we’re going almost like, almost a year, you know. Maybe January, February will be two years. It’ll be a whole year without a visit. You know, without us seeing our family. You know, and they’re not planning …
Caller: Giving us a visit soon. So, you know, it kind of hurts a lot, you know?
UCI: Right. How do you think your loved ones feel about the situation?
Caller: I just want them to do something.