Baltimore IWOC and our friends all around the country are setting up a free hotline for incarcerated and detained people to call when they have Coronavirus symptoms, when there’s an outbreak in their unit, or when they are being denied adequate medical care for Coronavirus. Our aim is to be an ear and a voice for the unheard. We want to know where and when there is an outbreak so that we can help mobilize support networks and coordinate medical advocacy. We need the money to pay for the forwarding service and the actual fees for each call. when America has had national crises in the past, those who are locked up always feel it much worse and we want to make sure someone is there to listen and try to help them as we move forward into this frightening time. We will not cooperate with or give any personal information to law enforcement or carceral agencies. Keep an eye out for updates and additional information!
- Leah Barnes
- Linda Barclay