Prison Radio
Bilal Abdul Salaam-Bey

My name is Charlie Hughes.

About two weeks ago, I had got back from Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. Due to testing positive for COVID-19. I was moved back to Hutchinson Correctional Facility and I was- got my job back as a cellhouse porter. Once I got back, 90% of the people in my cellhouse tested positive for COVID.

So, being that the other- most of the other porters had tested positive, they wouldn’t let none of them out to work. And for the past five days, I’ve been the only person coming out to clean the cell-ouse by myself. I’ve been doing the- I’ve been spraying the COVID-19 spray, which is called Rejuvenol.

I’ve been cleaning the cellhouse, passing out trays, cleaning the showers, passing out laundry, and doing ice. And it’s very stressful. I’ve been up pretty- really haven’t had no sleep for the past five days. I’ve- in the past five days, I’ve literally got maybe 10 hours of sleep. If that.

Once again, this is Bilal Abdul-Salaam Bey, known as Charlie Hughes. Number 96576. Hutchinson Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 1568. Hutchinson, Kansas 67504.

Thank you for your time, effort, and energy.

(Sound of a cell door closing.) These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.