On Wednesday (April 22), Ray of Light Foundation and REFORM Alliance announced plans to help jails and prisons struggling to keep the coronavirus pandemic by donating 100,000 surgical masks.
“We teamed up with @Madonna @PairOfThieves @bailproject and @cut_50 to secure 100k MORE MASKS FOR PEOPLE BEHIND BARS,” REFORM Alliance tweeted. “We need to stop #COVID19 from spreading inside of prisons if we want to stop it from spreading outside of prison walls, too #NoPrisonPandemic.”
They will distribute 50,000 masks for the Cook County Jail and the Illinois Department of Corrections. An additional 20,000 will be heading to the Louisiana Department of Corrections, while the remaining 30,000 will head over to Vacaville Prison in California, FCI Ray Brook in New York, and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in Massachusetts.
We're sending 50k masks to Cook County jail/ @IDOC_Illinois, 20k masks to @Louisiana_DOC, and 30k masks to vulnerable people in CA, NY, and MA. Thank you to our partners @Madonna @PairofThieves @bailproject @cut_50 for helping us save lives 🤝 #NoPrisonPandemic pic.twitter.com/oAtYy1drmm
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) April 22, 2020