We just received a phone call from Zulu, who told us that he is a volunteer making facemasks for first responders in Baton Rouge!
He is staying in the gym with 18 others, where he also sleeps, and each day they make facemasks from cloth that comes from the teeshirt-factory at the prison. They sew the masks together before they are going to the first responders in Baton Rouge.
Zulu said he had volunteered to make the masks, after he was called into the office of a prison director and was asked whether he wanted to participate. Zulu had already made himself a facemask from a handkerchief, because he was housed in a dorm with 86 others. He had also on a daily basis made sure the shower area was clean by using a bleach dissolution.
Zulu lets us know his health is alright, but with so many people packed in dorms there is a big risk of the COVID-19 spreading, so he is glad he can participate in the effort to make facemasks for the prisoners as well as for first responders, and that he can do so in a more spaceous area. They work every day as volunteers.
Zulu said the internet reception to send and receive Jpay emails is not good in the gym, so he cannot write or receive Jpay mails as quickly as usually.
We want to say thank you Zulu and others for caring for everyone during this pandemic.
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