So many of the stories of front line workers are written in media, but few would know that inmates were also instrumental in fighting this disease. There are 36 women in the garment factory at Perryville. Beginning on March 31st, these ladies started working 12-15 hour days, 7 days a week making masks and gowns. From March 31 through June 15, the numbers they have produced 39,328 masks and 31,402 gowns for the DOC, ADOT, daycare, and nursing homes.
We can safely say few on the outside have worked so hard for so little in monetary reward. These gals don’t do it for the dough……they are excited to help their community and keep people safer. These are examples of dedication, and a sincere desire to serve others.
We write this story not because they desire recognition, they don’t, but to show the public how the ladies of Perryville can, and do, contribute to the betterment of society.