Aminah Elster (@AminahElster) is campaign and policy coordinator with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

1:46 – Continuing our series hearing from the family members of people who are incarcerated inside Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF). Our reporter Lucy Kang (@ThisIsLucyKang) spoke with a woman who only wanted to be identified as “Lisa” about her daughter who recently tested positive for COVID while incarcerated at CCWF. We’re not naming “Lisa” or her daughter’s identities to protect against potential retaliation.

The California Coalition for Women Prisoners is calling for better conditions inside CCWF, here’s more information on the call to action. 

1:52 – Federal prisons denying compassionate release, according to new reporting