Several staff here are out with COVID-19, and this week a couple guys were pulled from my dorm and isolated. A few guys are coughing around me. Every morning our temperatures are taken, and the routine has become like the deathly ticking of a loud clock. It’s unsettling.
You’ll notice that the background behind me has changed a bit. The men who were sleeping in the dayroom overflow bunks have gone to occupy beds in the dorms, and the dayroom overflow bunks will remain open to receive the first batch of inmates from reception. Not rain, snow, nor COVID-19 can stop the revolving door of incarceration from spinning onward.
*The situation of inmates in OH isn’t unique. Prison overcrowding across the country is costing real lives as I write. Please, share this with others.