T.I. and E-40 call out the prison industry for the treatment of inmates in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The only way to be safe from coronavirus these days is to be far away from people. Inmates do not have that luxury. Though we've seen many individuals who were incarcerated get released from correctional facilities, there are still many that are locked up as the virus spreads. Jay-Z and Meek Mill's REFORM organization recently donated 100K masks to prisons to prevent the spreading among workers and officers.
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Despite this, there's still more that needs to be done to protect those locked up. Both T.I. and E-40 took to Instagram to spread awareness about the way inmates are being impacted by the coronavirus right now.
"#Covid19 is lingering in the prisons. Inmates did not bring the covid19 on themselves, it’s being brought in by others coming in, NOT from visitors because visitation had been shut down. INMATES need to be protected with masks, hand sanitizers, and gloves, and antibody tests, and the prisons should protect and provide necessities for the inmates," E-40 wrote on his Instagram page. He continued to explain how social distancing doesn't exist, nor is there a proper way of separating the immune and the vulnerable.
Check out both of their posts below.