REFORM is partnering with Madge’s Ray of Light Foundation to send 100,000 surgical masks to jails and prisons across the country … especially some hit hard by the coronavirus.
The massive donation includes 50,000 masks for the Cook County Jail and the Illinois Department of Corrections … where more than 600 prisoners, staffers and deputies have been infected. At last count, 7 people have died.
Another 20,000 masks are going to the Louisiana Department of Corrections, while the remaining 30,000 masks will be distributed between Vacaville Prison in California, FCI Ray Brook in New York and Suffolk Co. Sheriff’s Dept. in Massachusetts.
76ers partner and REFORM Alliance co-chair Rubin tells us … “It’s absolutely crucial that we protect our inmates and prison staff, especially since social distancing guidelines are difficult to abide by in these facilities.”