Columbia

  • Freedom’s Cause #22 – August 9, 2020
    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE As of Friday, August 7, the count of positive active cases among incarcerated persons stands at 11 (up from 9 two weeks ago). 893 persons are in quarantine (down from 1,025), and 13 are ...
  • October 5, 2020: DOC cannot contain spread of COVID-19
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbia Correctional in on lockdown. Oshkosh Correctional no longer has a place to isolate people testing positive for COVID-19. Everyone is in danger, and DOC is responsible for neglecting its people. MILWAUKEE, WIS. – ...
  • Freedom’s Cause # 15 – Apr. 26, 2020
    CORONAVIRUS UPDATES As of Friday (4/24), WI DOC reports that 14 incarcerated people have tested positive for the corona virus (8 at OSCI, 4 at MSDF, and 2 at CCI). This is out of a total ...
  • Freedom’s Cause # 14 – Apr. 12, 2020
    CORONAVIRUS UPDATES As of Friday afternoon (April 10), nine prison employees and five inmates in Wisconsin have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Corrections Department. Of the approximately 23,000 people incarcerated in the state, just ...
  • Freedom’s Cause # 13 – Mar. 22, 2020
    CORONAVIRUS UPDATES -Eighteen prisoners were quarantined and 11 prison medical workers been sent home after a doctor at Waupun Correctional Institution was infected with coronavirus. Warden Brian Foster was not specific about who had been infected, ...
  • CO tests positive at CCI – 3/24/2020
    On March 21st a correctional officer here at CCI was diagnosed as having covid-19. They will not release the name of this officer to the inmate population, and three separate officers have told me that ...
  • Many inmates in the barracks at CCI – 3/23/2020
    On March 21, 2020, inmates in CCI’S barracks (minimum custody) received a communicable disease notice, issued by the health services manager, Mrs. Lucinda Buchanan, indicating that an individual at CCI has been diagnosed as potentially ...
  • As of today I have been on quarantine for three days – 3/23/2020
    As of today I have been on quarantine for three days. On Monday, March 30th, my celly demanded to be seen because he had concerns about having the Coronavirus. Not only was he showing symptoms ...
  • I wanted to provide my personal experience to validate my concerns – 3/23/2020
    I am sending you this e-mail to inform you about the conditions in Columbia Correctional Institution’s Barracks.  I have been incarcerated since August 15, 2005. I have spent much of my incarceration at New Lisbon Correctional ...
  • We aren’t cleaning everyday or allowed to sanitize our living quarters – 3/23/2020
     Awaken by my Clear Tunes,13inch t.v.to the words of covid19 claims another life in the Milwaukee area. My heart dropped because I have love ones who resides there. Still trying to focus on what I ...