UC Berkeley’s Prison-like Dorms

by | Feb 10, 2021


This has been a terrible school year for many students at college campuses across America due to draconian restrictions imposed in the name of countering coronavirus that poses very little risk of major sickness or death for young adults. At the University of California, Berkeley, restrictions imposed on students at dormitories have become so severe that dorm life seems very much like prison life.

Joshua Bote describes the situation at Berkeley dorms in a Tuesday San Francisco Chronicle article. He relates that the dorms now feature police monitoring halls, frequent ID card inspections, and the requirement that residents stay in their rooms except “to obtain a COVID-19 test or medical care (including mental health care), use the bathroom or grab food from the dining halls.”

Read Bote’s complete article here.

The food at Berkeley’s dining halls must be better than the food at many American prisons, so at least the dorm residents have that going for them.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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