HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Volunteers and officers from the neiborhood security patrol help to rescue residents in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Inmates in Texas prisons have donated more than $50,000 to relief efforts following the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in August.
The New York Times reported that inmates in prisons throughout Texas donated $53,863 for Harvey relief after Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials allowed them to donate funds from their commissary accounts.
“There wasn’t a person within the prison system who didn’t know a hurricane was going on,” department spokesperson Jason Clark told the Times. “Texans are generous people.”
Clark also told the Times that some inmates had individually donated hundreds of dollars from the money they had saved in their accounts.
In total, 6,663 inmates donated money to the fund, which will go the American Red Cross.
The House passed a $7.85 billion aid package to help Harvey victims in September. The House passed another $36.5 billion this week in aid for communities affected by multiple hurricanes and wildfires, which included $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster …
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