On May 14, the Pennsylvania Correctional Industries (PCI) shop at SCI Greene reported making 100,000 masks.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, 22 inmate workers have been producing masks in the shop at the facility. The masks are distributed throughout the Department of Corrections as well as the county jails and other state agencies such as, the Department of Health, PA Supreme Court, PennDOT, Bureau of State Parks and the Associated Service of the Blind.
An inmate reported feeling "patriotic" making the masks. He felt he was saving a life with every mask he made which is something PCI Shop Supervisor Kristy Santoyo will never forget.
Santoyo, along with Superintendent Michael Zaken and Deputy for Centralized Services Mark Dialesandro, presented the inmate workers with certificates to express their appreciation for their on-going efforts. The 100,000th mask was signed by the PCI shop workers and administrative supervisors and will be hung on display in the CI shop.