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E-40 is known for being more than an artist: the multi-decade rap vet is a pillar of his community. Now, during this time of struggle as tens of thousands of Californians face Covid-19 infection, he is extending a helping hand to some of our most vulnerable citizens.

News of the rampant spread of Covid-19 among incarcerated individuals has been concerning, and it prompted E-40 to take it upon himself to do something about it. After reading articles about the USP Southern California’s Lompoc facility where more than 900 inmates have tested positive for the virus (meaning most prisoners and staff inside have now contracted it) he was inspired to assist the state of California.

The Bay Area rapper has long been a community figure whose impact goes far beyond music. He’s been an avid contributor to several charities in and out of his hometown of Vallejo. In this unprecedented time, he continues to play his position and do his part. In this his latest move, E-40 providing hand sanitizer for California prisoners is being applauded by local government officials.

E-40 believes that there’s no way inmates can implement social distancing within the confines of prison walls, and we all know the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases continue to spread like wildfire amongst inmates and staff. Officials have canceled all visitation and are no longer allowing inmates to use phones and computers, cutting off their already-limited contact with loved ones during this international crisis.

E-40 is stepping in to provide the much-needed resource of hand sanitizer to this neglected population and do his part to reduce the spread and ease the suffering.

People who were sentenced to prison time weren’t sentenced to death by Covid19.


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