Inmates are fighting California wildfires for a dollar an hour

Root & Rebound ED Katherine Katcher was recently interviewed by Brent Bambury for Day 6 on CBC radio for a segment about the incarcerated people currently fighting wildfires in California and their prospects for becoming career firefighters once they are released.

“We have a state that is set up to rely on this kind of labour and be okay and comfortable using it when people are inside,” Katherine told Day 6.

“It leads to people who’ve been serving their sentences and giving their lives to the state of California. It leaves them homeless and jobless when they get out.”

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