Jay-Z & Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance Donates 100,000 Masks To Prisons
Written by B87FM on April 4, 2020
The REFORM Alliance, a legal justice reform group partnered by Jay-Z and Meek Mill, is sending 100,000 masks to correctional amenities throughout the U.S.
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“It is a very weak inhabitants,” chief advocacy officer at REFORM Jessica Jackson advised CBS Information. “We’re actually nervous in regards to the variety of folks coming out and in of the power, and the truth that the folks dwelling there could be sitting geese throughout this pandemic.”
Prisons, particularly in New York Metropolis, are at nice threat to the coronavirus. 231 inmates and 223 workers members at New York Metropolis jails have examined optimistic for COVID-19, as of Thursday.
Jackson says officers in New York Metropolis and Tennessee are excited by serving to inmates however lack the provides to take action.
“Overwhelmingly the response was, ‘please present the masks, we actually want them.’ They need to shield the folks working and dwelling within the amenities,” Jackson mentioned. “I feel Rikers Island particularly, they’re very conscious the virus has hit and so many lives are actually in danger.”
“We’re nonetheless taking a look at jail and jail populations which are fully overcrowded to harmful ranges whenever you’re taking a look at a pandemic like this head-on,” she added. “This can be a motion, however we’d like the entire voices we are able to get.”
Many prisons are releasing inmates to fight overcrowding points.
You possibly can learn extra in regards to the difficulty on The REFORM Alliance’s web site.