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)

Hello,

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.

#stopCCWFoutbreak

In solidarity,

Emma Lessley
Radical Women U.S.