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Synopsis: Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Thursday, June 18 that Gordon has visited with inmates who have been working to sew cloth face coverings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gordon visited both the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk and the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington where vocational industries programs are offered to inmates. “Since early April, inmates in these facilities have been sewing cloth face coverings for distribution to private businesses and state employees during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gordon’s office said.


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Synopsis: The global marketing and sales company announced the launch of the Televerde Foundation, which is dedicated to delivering workforce development programs and creating career pathways for women after they are released from prison. Televerde already employs women in the Madison and Rockville Correctional Facilities, as well as a women’s prison in Arizona. The jobs provide compensation and training for a variety of skills including sales and marketing, customer service, project management, and others. The Foundation was officially formed in March and will begin training women who are within a year of their release date this fall.


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Synopsis: The Department of Public Safety Hawai‘i Correctional Industries (HCI) recently partnered with Hawai‘i Unified (Hui Restoration), which holds proprietary rights for a patented dry fog sanitation system. The dry fog creates an antimicrobial barrier that continues to kill pathogens such as mold, bacteria, and viruses, including COVID-19, for up to 90 days. Incarcerated individuals participating in this new HCI work line will receive specialized on-the-job training and a Dry Fog Sanitation Certification from the National Institute of Dry Fog Technology.


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