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Old 08-14-2015, 11:19 AM
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Default 30 Percent of California's Forest Firefighters Are Prisoners

Here's a kind of crazy stat: Between 30 and 40 percent of California's forest firefighters are state prison inmates. The state has become a tinderbox of sorts from a four-year drought, and roughly 4,000 low-level felons are on the front lines of the state's active fires.

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Default The Prisoners Fighting California’s Wildfires

Good article

As climate change makes the role of inmate firefighters in California increasingly crucial, Americans are beginning to ask whether the type of low-level offenders who qualify for the program even deserve to be locked up.


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