COVID Prison Testimonies: Randy Wynn in federal prison, May 2020

May 7, 2020
Randy Wynn
United States Penitentiary Lompoc, California

As you can see, I am writing from USP Lompoc, CA. Because of the coronavirus, we have been in lockdown over six weeks. The first four weeks we were allowed a 10-minute shower, and the next day 20-minute phone calls. Then came the 24/7 lockdown with no showers or phone calls. We went 17 days without a shower. This week, one day 15-minute shower and the next day 15-minute phone calls. By 11 a.m. we have received all three meals. The cells are very very small, and I do have a celly [cellmate]. I can almost touch both walls at the same time. No room to walk or exercise. The food is not enough. Have not seen the sunshine in over six weeks. To top it off, I was very sick from March 24 to April 4, 2020. And when I said sick, I mean sick. Did not think I was going to make it. I am 60 years old. I see no end in sight. So my question to you is, how healthy is this for a 60 year old? I look forward to hearing from you ASAP please. Thank you for your time. Stay safe.

June 3, 2020

… The BOP allowed the coronavirus in here/Lompoc, and we pay for the mistakes they have made. But they get to go home every day, use the phone, eat hot meals, take showers, exercise and go to church. While we sit in our cells rotting away. And if I was a staff that work these units I would not want to come to work. I do not see how the Acting Complex Wardens and Michael Carvajal, Federal Bureau of Prisons Director, have done a very good job of keeping staff and inmates safe at Lompoc. We are always told CDC this and CDC that. Guess what? CDC has made many mistakes, according to the news. Since May 7, I believe was the last letter I sent you, we have had three died at the hospital, one died in his cell and one went home and died. We have had over 1,000 positive cases at Lompoc Complex. At the USP, we still have not been tested. On and on I could go. I will close for now. Thank you for your time. Stay safe.

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