2020 27 – coronavirus

Coronavirus: the good, the bad and the snuggly (!)

Hello friend

Day 12…

The good: the canteen sheet is almost back to normal. Still no frozen or chilled but we can now buy bananas, tomatoes and a couple of other fruits.

Showers are back to daily – for those that are hygenic (!).

The TV charge seems to have been waived for the interim period.

Generously, the Governor is putting on £5 telephone credit for every (?) prisoner. It remains to seen if that’s going to continue every week but it’s certainly helping those prisoners who are unemployed.

We are still getting our pocket money (wages) – which will be keeping the environment a lot calmer and safer.

The bad: there are a couple of guys on another wing who have ‘symptoms’. They’ve been completely isolated but have not been tested positive for coronavirus. Better safe than sorry.

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of this virus is that people are dying on their own without their families around them. Then the families can’t attend the funeral.

I’ve been trying to get a telephone number cleared for some close relatives who have been affected by this virus. The application was submitted 12 days ago. The prison haven’t even called them as part of the approval process! I’m not a happy bunny.

The snuggly: ehh… I’m not sure where to go with this… it just sounded funny. I suppose, one positive is that people have a more ‘snuggly time’ with their loved ones. Ah, snuggles… how I miss snuggles.

Be happy, be safe and be kind.
Graham Coutts, 4th April 2020

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