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Upon the need for safety mask during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic CAL-PIA converted numerous of their manufacturing plants from their original uses to safety mask production facilities.

During the entire month of April 2020, voluntary CAL-PIA I/M workers at California Men’s Colony and other institutions worked 11-hour shifts, 7 days a week to mass produce safety masks as their contribution to society during this horrific pandemic that has effected so many families across the world.

During the month of May 2020, the hours have been slightly cut back, but these workers continue to voluntarily work overtime shifts producing these safety mask.

These workers should be commended for their efforts.

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Darrell Wright is a writer incarcerated in California.