Texas inmates donate $53,000 for Harvey relief efforts

  • Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
11:12 p.m Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 National/World News
BEAUMONT, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: A ranch is inundated by floodwaters on September 5, 2017 near Beaumont, Texas. Over a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Southern Texas, residents are beginning the long process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas prison inmates donated more than $53,000 from their commissary accounts to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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More than 6,600 inmates contributed money to the American Red Cross from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jason Clark said.

Commissary money is typically spent on food supplies while they are incarcerated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.