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California Bill to Help Prisoner Firefighters Find Work After Release Awaits Governor’s Signature

As dozens of major wildfires continued to rage across California, state lawmakers on Sunday sent a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk that would help prisoner firefighters—who risk their lives for $1 an hour and a chance for early release—apply for the emergency medical technician licenses necessary to eventually become professional firefighters after they’ve served their sentences.  […]