Justice groups were incensed when NY Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans on March 9 for prison inmates to manufacture hand sanitizer in an effort to combat shortages caused by the spread of the coronavirusThe Washington Post reports. They argue that it isn’t just to ask this of incarcerated people when they generally earn less than $1 per hour, and “have a heightened risk of contracting the virus, and are forbidden from possessing hand sanitizer themselves,” according to The Post.

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