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New law in 1 minute: California eases hiring of ex-inmate firefighters

As California has faced its most devastating wildfire season on record, nearly a third of the people on the front lines have been state prisoners. Despite their firsthand experience, many incarcerated people couldn’t become firefighters after being released. A new California law aims to change that and make it easier to hire formerly incarcerated firefighters. […]