Updated: Apr 8, 2019
People in the penitentiary (2,000) are choosing to undergo training to be a firefighter and are helping us fight California wildfires this summer. While this is a controversial conversation relating to prison labor, more are given the opportunity to contribute to the greater good and this is especially appreciated with how robust the fires are in Mendocino, Carr, and Ferguson areas this summer. Thank you to everyone who is contributing and keeping California beautiful!
Article reference: Lopez, German. "California is using prison labor to fight its record wildfires". Vox 9 Aug. 2018.