Indiana prisoners making face masks, gowns


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Offenders at the Miami Correctional Facility are producing face masks, personal protection gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer to be used in the fight against COVID-19 in Indiana.

“I’m pleased to have the Department of Correction joining the ranks of Hoosier businesses, large and small, stepping forward in the fight against COVID-19. Production of these items will lessen the strain on the supply chain, leaving more of these products available for Hoosiers,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Offenders are producing 200 protection gowns and 200 masks per day. They are also working on producing 650 12-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer.

The Department of Correction plans to do the same thing at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility to make even more protective equipment.