Since the beginning of the pandemic, SoCal IWOC has been in contact with dozens of comrades held in captivity throughout the state. With the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus, jails and prisons across the country have been the hardest hit. Nationwide, there are tens of thousands of confirmed cases and hundreds of deaths. In California, the rate of infection in jails and prisons is 6 times greater than the state's rate of infection. Meanwhile, the carceral system has responded with gross negligence and coordinated apathy. As a result, incarcerated people have been deprived of visitations, phone calls, hot meals, and other essentials. Now more than ever people in cages need support.
The Incarcerated Solidarity Fund will not only furnish aid to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people here and now, it will back our friends well after the pandemic has passed. Before COVID-19, everyone locked up was put through hell and back. After the coronavirus, we suspect everything will remain the same, unless we do something about it. Please consider donating.
From beyond the wall,
- Eliza Harris
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