Inmates across Texas are making up to 20,000 cloth masks a day, the Houston Chronicle reports. The masks will be used by Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees and offenders across the state to contain the spread among the state prisons. As of Monday, 19 offenders and 28 employees in the system had tested positive.
Jeff Ormsby, executive director of the union that represents TDCJ workers, said that the initiative was a step in the right direction, but he added that employees in a cell block need “the proper N95 masks.”
Article by Juan Pablo Garnham, TexasTribune.org