Kerry Kennedy Spends Time with Mom Ethel, 92 — 'Through a Plastic Sheet for Covid Safety!'



In March, Kerry, who is president of the non-profit human rights advocacy organization Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, discussed how the organization was helping to free individuals who were situated in overcrowded jails and immigration detentions amid the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Speaking virtually with MSNBC, Kerry said that the RFK Human Rights had freed over 200 people in 10 cities at the time and said that those individuals were put in jail and awaiting trial for something as little as a $25 fine for an overdue parking ticket.

"Imagine how terrifying it would be if you were hauled up to jail because you were late paying $25 worth of parking tickets, you've lost your job, you don't have that money to pay," she said.

"You're stuck in an uber-crowded jail, there's no social distancing, they give you one sliver of soap every three days," she added.

During a virtual chat with Cheddar, Kerry also touched upon future generations and what her advice to them would be.

"You can make a difference," she said. "Every single one of us has a role to play and you've been given gifts, use those gifts to make a more just and peaceful world."

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