Inmate Firefighters

Escaped California Inmate Firefighters Captured

Two inmates arrested near assigned camp   KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates who walked away from a minimum security facility in far Northern California were detained less than 24 hours later, authorities said Wednesday. Eddy Edwards, 47, of Glenn ...

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California Turns to Civilians as Numbers of Inmate Firefighters Decline

California Conservation Corps reopens camp to train civilians to fight major wildfires   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation ...

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California Backs Off Plan to Lower Inmate Firefighter Standards

Corrections chief hopes to county jail prisoners can fill dwindling pool of state prison applicants   DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters, focusing ...

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