Too much cell time

This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Tehachapi.

Doing time here during a pandemic is really frustrating. You do way too much cell time and there are no programs to speak of. Right now, yard is about once a week in a small, concrete courtyard enclosure. We go with one building section with about 10-15 other men.

You’re lucky if you make it to the canteen in the month. They have a building just for COVID-infected people. They test us once or twice a month. They are real quick to respond to any medical slip turned in for any sickness. Last week, someone two cells away from me was infected with COVID. They moved him away about 2 days after testing us. We have to wear our masks when we leave the building.