Statewide this morning the prisons tested everybody for exposure to the Cocci, which is also known as "Valley Fever." This is actually a big deal. Blacks and Filipinos have a lower percentage tolerance for Valley Fever so they had to be transferred away from the two prisons which have high levels of Cocci spored in the ground-Avenal State Prison (ASP) and Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP). Now inmates everywhere are being tested to see who can safely be housed there.
Paul Pommells has been an inmate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for more than twenty years, and has learned much about himself, his fellow inmates, and where one can find the hope and power to change.
Paul and other inmates & friends bare their souls in words here.