In this blog post, writer and activist Jean Trounstine shares a six-day log kept by Shawn Fisher who is incarcerated at Old Colony Correctional Center in Massachusetts where they are on lockdown due to COVID-19.
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We’re all locked down for 14 days. Most of us with cellmates. The powers that be, in their infinite wisdom, have decreed that while we sleep we shall have our heads at opposite ends of the bunk in an effort to observe social distancing as we count sheep. Never mind the fact we’re locked in a 6′ x 10′ cell together for 23½ hours a day using the same toilet, sink, desk and in some cases cook together. Does anyone really believe any kind of social distancing can take place in such cramped quarters?