Blameless and Forever Free Ministries Responds To Covid-19
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries continues to keep a close eye on the COVID-19 virus and its active spread. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) provide more information and updates on the coronavirus and its increase in spread, Blameless and Forever Free Ministries has canceled and postponed all upcoming events scheduled up through May 1, 2020.
With the CDCR placing all California State Prisons under lockdown, if you have further concerns or questions regarding COVID-19, you may contact the CDCR through email at COVID19@cdcr.ca.gov and they will direct all inquiries to the appropriate division.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has issued a COVID-19 Preparedness as follows:
As of March 17, 2020, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within CDCR institutions.
"Effective March 18, no volunteers or rehabilitative program providers will be allowed to enter state prison until further notice.
All rehabilitative programs, group events, and in-person education classes are cancelled.
The Office of Correctional Education is working to provide in-cell educational programs so as to not interrupt educational credit-earning.
The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) will postpone all parole suitability hearings through March 20.
All Interstate Compact Agreement transfers of out-of-state parolees or inmates to California will cease for 30 days.
CDCR has activated an email box, COVID19@cdcr.ca.gov, to answer questions from the public, employees, and stakeholders related to COVID-19. This email address will be monitored and questions will be directed to the appropriate divisions.
CDCR’s inmate telephone network provider Global Tel Link (GTL) has offered the adult incarcerated population two days of free phone calls: from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The youth within the Division of Juvenile Justice already receive free phone calls."
Please continue to pray for those incarcerated, their families and our correctional staff.
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries will continue to monitor any and all updates and keep you informed.
Until next time...