Bridgeport Correctional Residents Continue Their Tradition of Serving the Community
For the past three years, a handful of residents of the Bridgeport Correctional Center, in Bridgeport, TX, have been involved in the Moses Project. The men are led by local volunteers who coordinate the making of baby blankets, chemo bags, and quilts, all to be donated to local hospitals and care centers.
With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Warden Gary Currie facilitated an effort to provide masks to local medical workers and first responders, as well as many other entities in need of such protection. Warden Currie called the program the Zorro Project, and the ambitious work commenced.
Over 8,000 masks later, the men expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be involved with something so critical at this time.
“I am happy we were able to help,” says resident Leo Thompson, “and do something positive for the community.”
“The Zorro Project was an extremely great idea by Warden Currie,” explained resident Jay Lloyd. “The Zorro Project mission was to do something positive, uplifting, and helpful for the community. Plus, it was a way to show that we cared. As for myself, being a part of the Zorro Project, [it] was a way for me to show my willingness to reach out in love and show my care for others.”
Pam Randall is a volunteer who helped with the project.
“With their skills acquired in the inside,” she says, “the men are helping their community. I am so proud of them for stepping up.”
About Bridgeport Correctional Center
Bridgeport Correctional Center is accredited by the American Correctional
Association—achieving 100% compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory
standards in its most recent audit. Other accreditations and certifications include the
Correctional Education Association and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).