WHY… Because it provides them an opportunity to be with “real” people … outside … enjoying nature … and most importantly it’s great for the bottom line $$$$ of corporate owned prisons as well as public owned prisons…???

…WHY… Because it provides them an opportunity to be with “real” people … outside … enjoying nature … and most importantly it’s great for the bottom line $$$$ of corporate owned prisons as well as public owned prisons…???

 

Why Are Women Prisoners Battling California Wildfires for as Little as $1 a Day?

 

STORYOCTOBER 18, 2017    As raging wildfires in California scorch more than 200,000 acres—roughly the size of New York City—more than 11,000 firefighters are battling the blazes, and a number of them are prisoners, including many women inmates. We speak to Romarilyn Ralston with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Los Angeles chapter, who is the program coordinator for Project Rebound at Cal State University. Romarilyn experienced 23 years of incarceration, and while she was incarcerated, she was a fire camp trainer and a clerk for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Reporter Jaime Lowe also joins us to discuss her New York Times Magazine report, “The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires.”

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