Idaho Reviews Inmate Fire Crews after Rape Accusation

Bill Carey Officials begin scrutinizing which inmates are allowed to serve     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base camp. Idaho […]

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14,000 Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

Bill Carey Inmates to foreigners join the fight to contain wildfires     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September. […]

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California Inmate Firefighter Trainee Dies During Hike

Bill Carey Trainee collapsed and was unable to be revived     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino, of the Sierra Conservation Center – California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation on April 21, 2018. Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino was participating in a training hike […]

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