Cheap Prison Labor Critical to Fighting California’z Wildfirez

How can anyone in hell think slavery is truly over?! This is typical of the prison industry; they send these poor guys to do the work that most professionals refuse to do for a good reason… When tearing down buildings if the place has problems with the gas lines or something equally as deadly and dangerous- they send for the prisoners…aka, new name for slaves. Not that the reason for going matters as how often do they, 40 or 60 years later realize that person didn’t kill ______ after all! Just want to point out another INJUSTICE fact about prisoners.
Overall, aprox 56% of all prisoners are in for drugs, only 3% average as being in for murder, 1% is rape. I’m shocked rape even made it on to the percentages but there we are.
We seriously gotta start doing something about this …

Moorbey'z Blog

Fires are proliferating throughout California where an unprecedented drought has turned the California countryside into a tinder box of dry and dying vegetation. But the fires are also emblematic of the state’s dependence on inmates to help battle the wildfires. California’s firefighting program (Cal Fire) boasts the country’s largest inmate firefighting program. Close to half of Cal Fire’s firefighters, approximately 4,000 prisoners, are inmate firefighters.
Natasha Geiling
August 13, 2015
Fire crews heading out to fight the Klamath National Forest fire in California in 2014. Half of the state’s 20 largest recorded fires have occurred since 2002.

Northern California is burning: the Rocky Fire has charred nearly 70,000 acres west of Clearlake, while the Jerusalem Fire has grown to more than 14,000 acres, forcing the evacuation of 150 homes near Napa. The two fires are emblematic of a season that has been marked by…

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