Lorenzo Garrett felt abandoned when he was in prison.
“No one really cares about you,” he said.
In prison, you get used to a limited routine, he said, and that routine was thoroughly shattered during the coronavirus pandemic.
Garrett said he contracted the virus last April and was quarantined for more than a month. Garrett said he was in pain, but unsure if it was COVID or the hip consultations that were put off temporarily. He was moved to a unit that he described as unsanitary. In the beginning, some prisoners didn’t want to disclose their symptoms for fear of losing the little freedoms they had, he said, and he saw other men get sicker and sicker.