California Prisoners Fight Wildfires For One Dollar An Hour

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Published on October 13, 2017 by fahmidah

This week, for instance, 553 inmates were sent to help take on the blazes ravaging the wine country north of San Francisco.

In prison, these people are prisoners. But outside they are like any other firefighter: no handcuffs, no chains, and no guards to watch over them.

Perhaps the only thing that makes them stand out is an orange jumpsuit with the word “inmate” stamped on one of the pant legs.

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