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The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California's Wildfires
By Megan Reilly
Did you know that 50-80% of the crew fighting fires in California are inmates? And a lot of them are women. Inmates volunteer for the pay - a paltry $2.56/hour plus $1/hour when there is a live fire but better than other options - and the freedom and lifestyle of the fire camps. As 17 fires rage through California, in the worst fire season in a generation, get to know some of the women putting their lives on the line to try to keep the fires at bay. Read more via the New York Times.