Famous rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill made a generous donation to help protect inmates and prison staff from coronavirus. Rappers donated 100,000 surgical masks, through their Reform Alliance organization.
Mask will be given to the Tennessee Department of Corrections with an allotment for the state, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, with the bulk going to New York’s Riker’s Island Correctional and their medical facility as one of the country’s largest prisons, Entertainment Weekly reports.
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) April 3, 2022
Social distancing is challenging in prisons, and the infection rate is betting bigger due to the lack of soap, running water, and a low amount of tissues and toilet paper. According to Slate, 223 staff members and 231 prisoners at Riker’s have tested positive for Covid-19.
Reform Alliance also announced that they found 36.000 more masks and will send them to South Carolina.
WE FOUND 36k MASKS FOR PEOPLE BEHIND BARS IN SOUTH CAROLINA ?? @BryanStirling, director of @scdcnews, requested our help after he saw what we could do in #Rikers, #ParchmanPrison, and @TNTDOC1. We located the masks last night and they’re on their way to the state now! pic.twitter.com/S2ErYJYQf2
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) April 5, 2022
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