Drivers are rallying from their cars to advocate for the release of Broome County Jail inmates.

Organizers say anyone at high risk for infection inside the jail should be released. Around 20 vehicles parked just below the correctional facility to honk their horns in protest.

"These are the worst places, they don't have a choice, incarcerated people don't have a choice who cooks their food, who handles their plates, how often their clothes are washed, how often their hands are cleaned," said Andrew Pragacz.

Sheriff David Harder says inmates are safer inside the jail than outside.

"I think it's a poor choice, again, they're safer in here. Medically everything is going well, there's been no infection whatsoever," said Harder.

Sheriff Harder says every worker gets their temperature tested before they're allowed into the facility.