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BREAKING NEWS! Sources: COVID at Hickmans and Print Shop

BREAKING NEWS! Sources: COVID at Hickmans and Print Shop

Staff sources report at least 4 alleged cases of COVID-19 at Hickman’s Farm. Reports say the Piestawa unit is the “new” quarantine area for the Hickman outbreak. Thay put a barricade between the 2 parts of Pie to section off confirmed cases of COVID, and women who worked there but have tests pending.

Readers, this unit shares the same ventilation/AC system. No physical barrier will keep out a virus! A Print Shop civilian worker has also allegedly tested positive. The women who work there are mostly from Cruz, but some are from minimum units too. It is unclear what the future holds for these workplaces or the inmates that labor there. If our readers’ families know more about this situation, please comment on our Facebook page.

UPDATE 18 women test + from Hickman’s

Earlier we were told Piestwa was the quarantine area for these gals, but plans change. This sourse is a COIV, that alleges that Pie is EMPTY as of this writing (6-30 10am), and all women from Pie were moved to Rosa. So reportedly, the infected ones went to Maria. Where, we don’t know.

Does it sound to you, dear readers, that the DOC has a plan? We still don’t have masks. Five months from the beginning of the Pandemic, there a few signs that say social distance. They have just started controlled feeding (no more than 2 per dining table), but they completely ignore social distancing in line. All lines.

We all touch the phones, kiosks, and microwaves…..with NO sanitizer. I wonder if the DOC knows how many of us are hiring lawyers to sue the DOC in the event of our illness or death.

BREAKING NEWS! Sources: COVID at Hickmans and Print Shop

COVID-19 Update

Director Shinn announced all inmates would be tested. Now, WHICH test remains to be seen. (In other words the DOC doesn’t know yet). Antibody or swab? When will the inmates be tested? Guess? Right, they don’t know.

The staff will be tested first, and by facility. Did you know that the DOC is not telling the public which prison has infected staff? Caroline Isaacs, director of AFSC, was quoted in the Republic as saying “We have an obligation to tell them that.”. Meaning the DOC should tell families of inmates the location of staff outbreaks.

Only 6% of inmates have been tested so far. We have heard from staff that Santa Maria has closed down the MVD that the inmates work at. We don’t know what the women at Maria are doing for jobs, as that was the biggest employer there.

As for masks? The insider scoop is that the Governor ordered 81,200 masks for the inmates. Roughly, 2 per person. Officially, the DOC is not saying.

BREAKING NEWS! Sources: COVID at Hickmans and Print Shop

Quarantine on Maria

After many interviews, we pieced together what is allegedly going on. “A” yard is quarantining 6 COVID patients, and all returning court people, (women that had to make an appearance at court). Those gals are all in wing #1 only. R and A are housed in wings #2,3, and #4.

What concerns the women in wing #1 who are COVID free, is that they all share the same ventilation system and books. Maybe a health professional should re-think this arrangement?

Unsung Hero of the Night

Unsung Hero of the Night

This is from an inmate on the San Carlos unit. It's nice to hear good news once in a while. "I would like to commend an officer for his excellent service to the well-being and safety of the inmates. His name is Marcione, and he works graveyard shift on San Carlos. All...

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Update 5-10-2020

Update 5-10-2020

We have a few reports from inside to share with you today. We just found out from 2 trusted staff about the gal with COVID-19 symptoms that got taken out of A-bay in San Carlos (reported on 5/4/2020) .....no one cleaned or disinfected her cubby! Then hours later some...

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From the 5-6-2020 Town Hall

From the 5-6-2020 Town Hall

5-6-20: Reportedly from inmates that attended a Town Hall meeting, 65+ women will get no special treatment. All chronic care individuals will be "screened" regularly for "symptoms". Covid-19 tests allegedly on site and will be "administered as deemed appropriate". As...

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Update 5/5/2020:

Update 5/5/2020:

We hear that two more inmates from the COVID-19 exposed San Pedro unit were transferred to San Carlos A Bay yesterday. Both of those inmates indicated that they finished only 12 days of the 14-day quarantine before being moved into this vulnerable population. Many of...

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Update 5-4-2020: Here we go!

Update 5-4-2020: Here we go!

Remember we mentioned in the last update that inmates from San Pedro, where 2 staffers have (supposedly) been diagnosed with COVID-19, were transferred out of the unit just 2 days after it was announced that no transfers would happen? Well...5 days later two...

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Update 4-28-2020

Update 4-28-2020

First - some good news. The two LPN's named in the previous update are now wearing masks. A repeat of the informal survey at pill call on Tuesday morning returned a 100% compliance report. Did our naming names help? No idea, but we are very happy with the report. Now...

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Update 4-24-2020

Update 4-24-2020

Maybe it's just us, but wouldn't you expect medical professionals like nurses to be at least as conscientious about personal protection as the average grocery checker? Apparently not. As recently as yesterday two LPN's were reportedly seen treating inmates and not...

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Update 4.20.2020

Update 4.20.2020

What a difference a day makes...as of this morning, 4/21/2020 , all Keefe personnel are wearing masks. Today's news from Perryville. Cleaning supplies:Two liquid hand soap dispensers have been installed. Outside. One at each end of the yard. Not sanitizer - soap. A...

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Update from Inside – 4/14/2020

Update from Inside – 4/14/2020

Here are a few notable items from inside Perryville as of this morning, 4/14/2020. We mentioned that Perryville was expecting a shipment of 200 cots to be used for COVID-19 quarantine somewhere in the complex. Yesterday, Monday, a convoy of 7 military trucks rolled up...

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Updates from Inside

Updates from Inside

As of Wednesday, 4/8/20 - San Carlos: There is a new sign outside of Medical, "Only 5 people inside at a time." Sounds good, right? It's not being enforced at all! On that same day at 6 am there were 17 people in the lab lines. At the 1:30 pm pill call there were 15...

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No Social Distancing at Perryville

No Social Distancing at Perryville

God bless email capable inmates. Families are more than happy to share their loved ones' email from the women's prison. It isn't a pretty picture. The phrase "packed together like sardines" was most prevalent. One woman looked at her unit's medical waiting area which...

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1 Comment

  1. Cynthia

    I was in prison for 17years and have seen so many people die in front of me It’s traumatic and I have PTSD from it. Medical never helped me for my heart problems, never took tests, just told me I have congested heart failure and didn’t do anything for me. I saw it every day. They never helped us, made us always feel like we were lying and would send us away. Making people work in the kitchen who have scoliosis, heart problems, people who have AIDS and Hep C as well as other STDs. There’s rat poop on our kitchen food, birds all over our trays that we eat off of making us all even sicker, black mold everywhere. We can’t breathe in our cells due to all the mold and crud in our walls, vents, and coolers. They are trying to kill us – they don’t care and the money they get for us does not go to us. There is so much more.

    I’ve been sexually attacked by the CO police officers twice. I have my whole life to account for in there and I’m surprised I made it out after 17years. They have medium inmates on max yards getting assaulted and they don’t care. They say it is due to no room. They also send you to max yard as punishment without ever getting tickets. It’s all retaliation. They will ruin your life if you don’t do what they want. They make up lies, yep the sergeants, if you refuse to work because you don’t feel good. I heard a Sergeant say “Oh you’re going to hurt yourself” then cuff her up and put her in isolation when the girl never said it. I’ve seen it all, believe that.

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