According to the Dallas Morning News, over 6,600 inmates have donated $53,863 from their commissary funds to help the hurricane victims.
After Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in late August, inmates in the Lone Star State chose to do something to help the relief effort.
The Dallas Morning News says, Jason Clark, the spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said that the inmates chose to contribute to the American Red Cross on their own volition. This is money they would have otherwise used to buy themselves food, hygiene products and things like postage stamps or personal fans - money given to them by friends or family or earned through prison jobs. Texas prisoners had previously pooled money in 2005 to donate to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
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Clark said, this time around, a simple flier was placed near the commissary stations reminding offenders they could spend their commissary funds on donations to the Red Cross.
Clark says that while the average individual donation was around $8, some inmates contributed hundreds of dollars.
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