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SC inmates making masks, helping during COVID-19 pandemic

According to a tweet from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, they are making more than 1,000 masks daily for SCDC, DJJ, MUSC & other emergency responders

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Inmates at Leath & Camille Graham Correctional in South Carolina are making masks in response to the coronavirus. 

According to a tweet from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, they are making more than 1,000 masks daily for SCDC, DJJ, MUSC & other emergency responders and health care facilities.

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The women are also making surgical-type masks and covers for N-95 masks, helping the masks last longer.

According to the video attached to the tweet, the women are glad to be able to contribute. 

"It's our way of helping protect our loved ones and families out there, too," said one inmate. 

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