Does Prof. Wolff have a response to the CA prisoners used as "voluntary" firefighters?

Perhaps Professor Wolff would like to comment on the report in The Atlantic ("California is Running Out of Inmates to Fight Its Fires." Annika Neklason, Dec 7 2017) . This strikes me as a form of modern American slavery. The inmates supposed "volunteer" for the work. They work 72-shifts. Volunteers may include juvenile inmates. Several inmates have died fighting fires to save the houses of the rich. Do they receive any training in firefighting, or are they just thrown to the flames?

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  • Heidi Schultz
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-12-07 15:05:00 -0500