January 5, 2021
Take action to stop the Covid outbreak at Central California Women's Facility
Email to: Mike.Pallares@cdcr.ca.gov
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.
Radical Women U.S.