Marion reads from a letter she received from her husband Tommy Wickerd, who is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.
No electrical power, toilets weren’t flushing, it was so bad that there was a hunger strike in that unit.
Tommy’s in a hole somewhere. In a deep, dark hole in San Quentin, and I don’t know…
He said, “It’s a good thing you answered the phone… because I just tested positive. They won’t let me call you for 14 days and there’s no way for you to call and check on me.
He had made plans to parole to the Bay Area, but just before he was released from San Quentin, while still in R&R, he was told that he was going to be taken to LA
During his incarceration Chris said he would look at his street clothes — Levi’s, brown leather belt and dress shirt — and dream of one day putting them on again.
I understand that the thought of releasing criminals back out to the streets scares But there are nonviolent people in there.
Chris paroled from a life sentence after more than 20 years in prison last week Monday July 13, 2020 and is now in quarantine in a motel room in Southern California.
I would hope that they would let these people go and reduce the population overall, because it’s not just the community problem. It’s going to spread out here.
Chris speaks about the mental health effects COVID-19 is having on people at San Quentin and illuminates the hardship of not having access to the telephone.