New York city is lacking workers who want to be around people who died from the CoronaVirus aka Covid-19! So now they are turning to prisoners in Rikers Island and offering them PPE and $6 an hour if they dig mass graves for all the dead bodies NYC has on their hands now. According to sources with knowledge of the offer. Avery Cohen, a spokesperson for the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the general arrangement who digging the graves on Hart Island.
The offer is only being made to those with convictions, not those jailed before trial, as is generally the case. A memo sent to prisoners, according to a source who reviewed it, does not specify what the work on Hart Island will be, but the reference to PPE leaves little doubt.
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