Good news is still coming out of the efforts from Hurricane Harvey. This story though will hit you in all kinds of emotions.
Over 6,000 inmates donated $53,863 from their own commissary funds to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. A spokesman for Texas Department of Criminal Justice said this money came from their own volition, which may not seem like much compared to celebrity donations and such, but this comes from the inmates accounts the use to purchase things like paper, pencils, personal hygiene items and some different food.
Harvey hit hard for thousands of inmates in Texas' criminal justice system. About 7,000 people from five prisons, three treatment centers and two halfway houses had to be evacuated, and hundreds of prison employees' homes were damaged or destroyed.