A better program for CDCR would be to release medically fragile prisoners over the age of 60 years—including lifers and former violent offenders—with diseases such as diabetes, breathing problems, compromised immune systems, and cancer.
I have long since filed my grievance form asking for early release from prison on the grounds of my age (64 years old), my medical fragility (Stage 4 prostate cancer and diabetes), and the ineffective mitigation of COVID-19 at my facility. My petition has been denied and is now in the hands of Sacramento, where I expect it to be denied once and for all.
Because a COVID-19 auditor is due to visit our yard today, we are all being told to put on a show of coronavirus safety.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak reached CMC, I would have seen my doctor within a day or two. The pandemic has shut down all chronic or even acute care here, except for life threatening emergencies.