Prison inmates donate $53,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief

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AUSTIN, Tex. -- Hurricane recovery takes a village, and in Texas, that village included prison inmates.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, inmates donated a portion of their commissary money to the tune of $53,000 to help rebuild Texas after Hurricane Harvey.  

According to the TDCJ, inmates donated the money to the American Red Cross from August 31 to September 30.






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