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US prisons Prisoners Wildfires Disaster response

Disaster work is often carried out by prisoners – who get paid as little as 14 cents an hour despite dangers

J. Carlee Purdum, Texas A&M University Efforts to beat back wildfires ravaging Western states in the U.S. have been hampered this year by depleted numbers of “orange angels” – incarcerated workers deployed as firefighters. Their lower numbers coincide with the early...
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