My brother is in the Littlefield Texas Civil Commitment facility. He was working in the kitchen when he came in contact with a free world worker with Covid-19 in early August. He has been in quarantine with other kitchen workers since that time. He just recently tested positive on September 13th and has been locked in an isolation cell with one other resident who also tested positive. As of now, neither have shown any symptoms. He also said there are about 7-8 other residents with Covid-19.
They were moved into a dirty cell and required to clean it themselves. They didn’t have any cleaning supplies until we, their families, reported it to their case managers. They had no blankets, sheets or even a mattress until I informed my brother’s case manager. My brother told me the mattress he was given looked like it was picked out of the trash. Their meals are brought to them, and they are not allowed to get out of the isolation cell. As of Sept. 13th, they have no shower curtain, and they are having to shower in front of each other naked. There is no privacy.
Now it’s another 14 days of quarantine. Then what? He was told he may be asymptomatic. Hopefully, he will recover without any symptoms. We are upset with the way they are being treated. We continue to check on him daily. I thank God he has the use of his phone, and they allowed him to take his tv with him. I just don’t know what else to do. it is sad and cruel to have Covid-19 in these deplorable conditions.
-by Sister of Current Resident at TCCC