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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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Solano health care workers protest over PPE concerns

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VACAVILLE — Becky Cherry-May, a registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, is concerned for the safety of patients and nurses at the hospital because of the reuse of personal protective equipmentthe concerns are underscored by Covid-19.

She along with other members of the California Nurses Association and the Caregiver and Health Care Employees Union who work as registered nurses, respiratory therapists, lab and other technicians held a protest Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals in Vacaville and Vallejo as well as Sutter Health’s facility in Vallejo.

It was part of a much larger information campaign.

“When you see us on the outside of the building like this, you know there is something wrong on the inside,” Cherry-May said.

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