Once a week for almost 23 years, Delia Perez Meyer drove four hours from her home in Austin to visit her brother, Louis Castro Perez, an inmate on death row at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston. She’d watch him walk through steel doors in chains and handcuffs, and they’d talk for two hours through a prison phone. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, those visits have stopped.
“It is torture for us not being able to see him right now,” Meyer said. “I want to know how he is doing; I want someone to go check on him.”