07 Dec '17, 10pm

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Inmates are risking their lives to fight California’s raging fires. As wildfires tear through the greater Los Angeles area, destroying hundreds of homes, officials have warned nearly 200,000 people to evacuate. Thousands of firefighters have arrived on the scene — many of them inmates, who make up about a third of the state’s wildfire-fighting force. Since the 1940s, California has relied on inmates to combat the flames by digging containment lines and clearing away brush. In return for this difficult and dangerous work — which has been compared to slave-era labor conditions — inmates get credit toward early parole and $2 per day in camp plus $1 per hour for their time on the fire line . Roughly 250 women inmates serve on California’s firefighting force, risking their lives to get out of prison faster. As massive fires rip through CA, I'm thinking of all the women putting ...

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