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Vaughn inmate workers switch gears to make face masks

Synopsis: As Delaware confronts the challenges of community spread of the illness, the inmates and their correctional officer supervisors in Delaware Correctional Industries offered to turn their sewing skills into producing face masks in short supply. Up to a dozen inmates will support the operation by cutting patterns and sorting and packing masks, while up to two dozen inmates will operate sewing machines to stitch the materials and add elastic ear loops. At full production capacity, DOC estimates that it will be able to produce up to 500 face masks each week.



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