This summer I was able to give an interview for this article, Locked Up in Lockdown: The COVID19 Toll for Prisoners and Their Loved Ones, written about COVID19 inside American prisons, as well as prisons in Australia. Thank you to Venetia Vecellio for writing this article and taking the time to speak with me.
As of 11/21/20 it has been nearly 9 months since I have been allowed to see my husband Sean. He has been moved from the cell that he shared with the same cellmate for over 4 years and housed in a cell with a complete stranger. They are on another lockdown, there have been too many to count by this point. Corcoran has had another rise in positive cases lately, after searches of the yards were conducted. Phone calls are again suspended and video visits have been vaguely mentioned as the holidays approach without any safe options for visiting being implemented. The nearby facility SATF is at 600+ positive cases. So far a total of 83 incarcerated people have died from COVID19 within the walls of the California Department Of Corrections.