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The rationalizations in the article below are stunning in the ways they justify exploitation. Quotes are from the article, and start with this!

"Between 30 and 40 percent of California's forest firefighters are state prison inmates. (Snip) Participants make $2 per day in the program and $2 an hour when they're on a fire line. (Snip) (The program) saves the state roughly $80 million a year."

As if these inmates do not have families that might need financial help or maybe the money could be banked for when the inmates get out. But no, the article explains just how this is okay!

For example: They're outside the walls, doing good work, learning a skill that they may not get behind bars."

If you doubt that this is exploitation, there is this "You can't deny how dangerous this work is!"

And this, "Attorney General Kamala Harris argued that extending an early prison-release program to "all minimum custody inmates at this time would severely impact ...See More
Bob R/CA I haven't read the article, but I'm confident the inmates volunteer for the work. This isn't Arizona.
Dec 18, 2017
T.E.C. - Iowa Well Bob, I see it would never cross your mind to start "Paying a fair price for work done!" Try watching one of those old cowboy movies and they will talk about paying "a fair day's wages for a fair days work." But that America is gone.

America is now all about screw thy neighbor, and your post indicates that you have thoroughly absorbs t...See More
Dec 25, 2017

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