California Prison Inmates Battle Wildfires for $2 Per Day

About 3,400 prison inmates trained in firefighting situations are currently deployed to put out the ongoing, raging California wildfires, but they are paid just $2 per day. They get an additional $1 per hour when fighting active fires. Regular firefighters who are salaried state workers get paid $74,000 per annum excluding benefits. The prison inmates … Continue reading California Prison Inmates Battle Wildfires for $2 Per Day