We received a letter from two inmates who saw and spoke to Sgt. deLeon on 12-24-19. The Sgt was inspecting the old shack that held the bathroom facilities for the tents erected on the Santa Maria unit around 2002-2005. When the two women asked if tent city was coming back the Sgt said “Yes.”

We are asking our readers to submit stories of their lives in Tent City.

On a similar DOC solution to overcrowding … they are allegedly filling up side rooms (called closets) to hold a total of 32 women. The DOC leaves ONE cell vacant so the 32 inmates can use the ONE toilet!