I think this is literally the scariest thing Sean and I have ever faced together. Especially with articles like this:
I think every one of us with loved ones in custody are in a state of real alarm and concern for the health and safety of our loved ones who have absolutely no control over their own environent and surroundings. While CDCR states that they are doing everything they can to take precautions, it is hard to believe when they have proven they do not have anyone’s best interest in mind but their own. The conditions in California’s overcrowded unsanitary prisons is a recipe for disaster.
Sean says he is doing his best to stay away from others, wash his hands diligently, wear a cloth over his face when he is outside his cell, and to keep his surroundings sanitized. He says the prison yard he is on has modified it’s program to reduce outside exposure and limit the number of inmates in any area at a given time.
“Between every dayroom session the porters are cleaning and sanitizing everything and they’ve established a quarantine location for guys who show symptoms. They have reduced the amount of people going out to dayroom and yard to a quarter of the usual amount to promote social distancing. It’s terrible because as the MAC Chairman everyone is running to me with every kind of question imaginable wanting me to fix it, but of course I can’t. It’s hard because I don’t know when I will get to see my wife again. I have no idea what tomorrow is going to bring because everything is changing day by day, hour by hour. It’s been incredibly hard to even get phone calls to call my wife. I feel defeated to be stuck in here with no end in sight. We are already facing such a hard situation from having no ruling on my case for over 3 years but then to have COVID-19 crisis on top of that it’s completely overwhelming. Yesterday at the end of afternoon dayroom I went back to my cell and collapsed on my bunk because I felt exhausted from dealing with everything. I had my package to put away and instead I set it on the ground and laid there for 20 mins. Right now I feel safe but I know that at any moment that feeling of safety can disappear because if it gets bad enough the officers could abandon us. I have food set aside just in case they don’t feed us for a few days… and like 4 bags of cough drops.” -Sean 3/29/2020
We are both working diligently night and day to bring Sean home, despite not having a ruling yet from his Evidentiary Hearing in 2017. Thank you to our friends and supporters, our hearts are with you.