On the same day in early June as Director Ryan came to visit Santa Cruz, Warden Dorsey demanded the Porta-cooler be unplugged and given to staff. That left patients at the Cruz clinic to endure 100-degree heat without any cooling.

This Porta-cooler was put there as part of the lawsuit of Parsons v, Ryan. Cruz inmates wrote to Prison Law Office, and their lawyers came down on the prison like a ton of bricks. An inmate leaving the prison by the main gate was the Porta-cooler refreshings staff on June 20, 2019.

The Editor has the emails from Prison Law Office titles “Parson v. Ryan: Removal of cooler outside clinic at Perryville.” Thanks to Prison Law Office and the ACLU, the cooler was returned to the clinic.

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