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2150 prison inmates join in fighting California’s fires

2150 prison inmates join in fighting California’s fires

As multiple deadly wildfires in California, around 2,150 prison inmates are battling on the front lines to tame the flames. The prisoners earn between $2.90 and $5.12 per day. However, in the past, many of such inmates have often been denied roles in fire departments after release because of their felony records.

Kathy
Kathy
Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Punish them by removing their freedom but give them the chance to work their way back up through other effective methods. Effective pay for work commitment will greatly help with that and I believe that's way better than just letting them get off early for good behavior. ITS TIME THAT JUSTICE WORKS IN BOTH WAYS. BOTH AS JUSTICE IN PUNISHMENT AND CONSEQUENCE. BUT ALSO IN JUSTICE OF HELPING THOSE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO PUT FORTH THE EFFORT TO CLIMB OUT.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

I'd for once agree for the left on this particular case. Our justice system really prioritizes excessive punishment more than it does recovery and reintegration. I genuinely believe that prisoners who are committed to work.. to start getting on the right track to begin establishing and internal work ethic. They Should be paid at federal minimum wage or perhaps more pending on the state or municipal prison system. Earning just $3.25 a day will get you no where when you get out of prison in say 10, 15, or 20 years. Let them acquire a form of financial support and stability through work ethic and responsibility. Provide a system which prioritizes a positive psychological feedback loop through work effort. I'm pretty certain a freed inmate who say has 30,000 or 40,000 dollars in their bank will have a much greater potential at getting their life together than someone who's basically been doing fuck all for all that time and comes out with a $100

Lord Beermonster
Lord Beermonster 1 year

Those jailed for arson are not eligible to participate in this activity.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

I don’t know why but I dislike this: I feel like this is no different than throwing bodies at a problem until it goes away.

plastic African
plastic African 1 year

Hope this goes towards their time, gets em out I guess. Its bit fun fighting fire.

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