Take action to stop the Covid outbreak at Central California Women's Facility

Email to: Mike.Pallares@cdcr.ca.gov Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF)


I am emailing from the Radical Women National Branch and, alongside incarcerated people at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), I have serious concerns regarding the rapid increase of COVID at CCWF. In less than one week, the number of positive cases has increased to over 200 people and counting. I strongly urge you to take the following crucial steps:

--Provide urgently needed healthcare, including mental health care, to people in    quarantine.
--Ensure access to telephones, tablets, and electricity so that those placed in    quarantine can maintain contact with their loved ones.
--Enforce mask use by CDCR staff and mandatory sick leave for staff who show any    symptoms of illness and/or who test positive for COVID-19.
--Provide access to showers, laundry, clean N95 masks, gloves, and sufficient    amounts of disinfectant.
--Expedite release for medically vulnerable, and elderly people regardless of    conviction.
--Stop retaliation against incarcerated people who demand life-saving changes to    quarantine conditions.

Thousands of our community members’ lives are on the line. We urge you to use your power to intervene and save lives.


In solidarity,

Emma Lessley
Radical Women U.S.