California inmates are fighting fires with meager pay and preparation. This is modern-day slavery

STATE ISSUES: The state cannot continue putting incarcerated individuals in the path of California’s deadliest fires, justifying inhumane and exploitative working conditions

In the last few months, thousands of firefighters have mobilized to fight the deadliest wildfire in California history. These individuals put their lives on the line. And hundreds of them are paid only $1 an hour for this brutal work, are minimally trained and end their shifts in chains. They are California inmates.
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