This letter was written by a person incarcerated at Solano.
People were being moved all over this prison. We can see we we’re be housed with non-affected people. We voiced our concerns to medical and custody, our voices and concerns went unheard. We even on occasion saw a newly arrival inmate go into a building.
I turned in several medical 7362 forms about COVID side effects that I’ve been experiencing. I received priority DUCAT on January 19, 2021, never was seen. I received two priority DUCATs on January 24, 2021, never was seen.
I was then put on the critical worker list for PIA in January 2021. I informed all staff at my job of my COVID symptoms that I have been experiencing. I was recommended to see my doctor to get a lay-in. I could not get the lay-in because my doctor is refusing to see me. So, I worked while I was feeling all of these symptoms.
On January 28, 2021, I was moved to another building which was quarantined at the time. I turned in another medical 7362 form on February 2, 2021. I received a priority DUCAT. Was seen by a nurse, who came to the building and told me that all my symptoms will all go away over time.
I turned in several more medical 7362 forms which were never responded to.
On February 12, 2021, I was moved to another building which was quarantined at the time. On February 16, 2021, I was called up to the correctional officer’s podium who told me that he is on the phone with a unknown nurse asking him to ask me if I am still having difficulty breathing. I said yes, she told the officers that I need to go “man down.”
I said that I’m not going to do that because that’s why I turned in the medical forms. I then to tell her that I need to see my doctor. That’s when the officer told me she said it’s no longer on her, it is on me, because she told me to go “man down.”
On March 3, 2021, I received a priority DUCAT to see my primary care physician. My regular doctor was not there. I was seen by a doctor via television. I believe he was a outside doctor because of the way he treated me.
He asked about all my symptoms. I told him of everything that I’ve been experiencing. The doctor said he ordered blood tests, which I did and waiting for the results. He ordered a EKG, which I did and waiting for the results.
He also ordered x-rays to be taken of my lungs and he said he is going to some kind of scan of my head. I just got a priority DUCAT that says x-rays for March 12, 2021. I also need to add that he wrote down priority to get vaccine shot. To this date I still have not received it.
On March 10, 2021, the nurses came in the building with a list of people that they said needs to swab. I refused. I guess my 90 days that the medical says I’m resolved just got finished. I’m done cooperating with this medical when it comes to me being punished for a positive test!