The world maybe crazy right now but it’s nice to know that someone has got the inmates in mind. While thousands of inmates across correctional facilities in the US are getting early releases, a lot of them are still not safe from the spread of the COVID-19.
REFORM recently announced that they will be donating 10M surgical masks and more protective equipment to prisons and jails across the United States. This is to help protect inmates and correctional officers, and curb the spread of the virus.
The funds will help deliver personal protective equipment to every prison and jail facility in America. pic.twitter.com/x0LuPYZ8B7
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 11, 2020
In an interview with CBS, Bob Pilon, president of the REFORM Alliance called the inmates the 2.3 million Americans that “usually dont have the loudest voice”. He revealed they are doing it to give them a “voice and answer their call to be treated like humans.”
The donation announcement was made hours after Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey donated $10M to REFORM. He said in a statement,
“I’m grateful REFORM exists. The criminal justice system needs to change. COVID-19 adds to the injustices, and REFORM is best suited to help,”
The donation was confirmed by Meek Mill in a tweet.