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Inmates Fight Fires, Find New Skills for Life after Prisoni
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June 19, 2013 11:00 PM
The western state of California is known for wildfires that can quickly burn out of control, and this year, the fire season has been extremely busy. Because of the fire risk, the state has some of the most experienced firefighters in the industry. It also enlists the help of prisoners to stop the fires. Elizabeth Lee reports from southern California.

Inmates Fight Fires, Find New Skills for Life after Prison

Published June 19, 2013

The western state of California is known for wildfires that can quickly burn out of control, and this year, the fire season has been extremely busy. Because of the fire risk, the state has some of the most experienced firefighters in the industry. It also enlists the help of prisoners to stop the fires. Elizabeth Lee reports from southern California.


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