Twitter CEO Pledges $10M To Battle COVID In Prisons

Politico reports:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledged $10 million Monday to help U.S. prisons battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as inmates living in confined quarters remain particularly vulnerable to the disease.

The donation to REFORM Alliance, a criminal justice advocacy group led by CNN analyst Van Jones, will buy 10 million face masks and other personal protective equipment for people who are incarcerated, as well as correctional officers, health care workers and other prison employees.

The money comes from Dorsey’s #startsmall initiative, which he flooded with $1 billion in April using equity from his mobile payment company Square. Since then, funds have been distributed to organizations setting up testing sites and assisting health care workers, as well as battling hunger and domestic violence, among other causes.