Prisoners Helping To Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus


New York's inmates are helping to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Governor Cuomo has unveiled what he called the state's weapon against despicable price-gougers taking advantage of people's coronavirus fears. It's a new hand sanitizer produced by New York prison inmates.

Cuomo said the "superior product" is not only cheaper than brands made by greedy commercial businesses but will be readily available to New York governments, the MTA, schools and even the prisons where it's being made. Apparently it only costs them $6 bucks to make a gallon of the stuff, plus the governor said it has a "floral bouquet."

The CDC recommends products with 60 percent alcohol and Purell contains 70 percent. However, the New York inmate's version contains 75 percent. Cuomo said the state will be churning out 100,000 gallons a week and will ramp up production as needed.

Source: New York Post