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New York’s solution to hand sanitizer shortage: Prison labor

By Jon Campbell March 10, 2020 What do you do when fear over the new coronavirus leads to a shortage of hand sanitizer? If you're the state of New York, you make it yourself. Or rather, you have your prisoners do it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the state had begun producing its own line of hand sanitizer, known as NYS Clean. The state will distribute the products to schools, local governments, prisons and other public entities free of charge. The low price of making the sanitizer in house — $6.10 a gallon — will allow the state and local governments to save big, particularly when a coronavirus-fueled run on the product has led ...