US Media Can’t Think How to Fight Fires Without $1-an-Hour Prison Labor

by Neil DeMause, published on FAIR, August 25, 2020 As a historic set of wildfires sweeps across California, sparked by lightning and stoked by record heat and drought resulting from climate change (Mercury News, 8/19/20; Scientific American, 4/3/20), many news outlets have drawn readers’ attention to an additional problem the state faces in fighting the fires: shortages of the prison[…]

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