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Protesters bring message to Vacaville: Release prisoners

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VACAVILLE — Natia Woodfork lives in San Jose. Her husband has been incarcerated at the California State Prison-Solano for 17 years. This is the first time they have faced something like Covid-19, which has made it to the prisons, and she is worried.

“They gave the prisoners three masks. That was three months ago,” she said Wednesday in Vacaville. “That is it. They aren’t washing things down with bleach, no nothing.”

Woodfork started We are the Voices to try to end the mass incarcerations of prisoners and end life in prison without the possibility of parole, which is what her husband was sentenced to when he was 19.

Members began protesting early Wednesday at the California State Prison-Solano. They continued protesting through the afternoon at California Medical Facility, ending at City Hall in Vacaville.

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