Corcoran, CA - A culture of carelessness, abuse, and neglect is now putting people in the states’ largest prison at risk of COVID-19. On September 3, an entire housing unit section in the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, California (SATF) F Yard Section 1, was cleared to make COVID-19 quarantine housing. Eyewitness testimonies from incarcerated people detail several ways in which this move was conducted with total disregard for health and safety practices. This is business as usual for SATF, which during this pandemic will likely result in widespread illness, injury, and death.
Action and ongoing work taken by those on the outside in solidarity with the incarcerated.
Prisoners, their families and friends, anyone who is being affected by incarceration should submit their own grievance to the US Department of Justice and to the Bureau of Prisons. There has been an agreed upon date set that everyone should mail their grievance in. The date is May 7th, 2020. Follow #NationalPrisonerGrievance and #NPG; use these hashtags in solidarity to show on a post that you have sent in the form.
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