California Turns To Civilians As Inmate Firefighters Dwindle — CBS San Francisco

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation Corps, a program with roots in the Great Depression and a motto that promises “hard work, low pay, miserable conditions … and more!” Prisoners last year made…

via California Turns To Civilians As Inmate Firefighters Dwindle — CBS San Francisco

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