Hamilton County’s TOWER Program Job Fair for Inmates
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New Book Launch: The Felon’s 2019 Guide to Finding a Job & Becoming an Entrepreneur

Are you seeking ways to assist your incarcerated loved one to find a job after he/she is released from prison? We have good news tailored just for you… a comprehensive guide has been created to help you with this. This book is designed to help ex-convicts land jobs after they have been released from prison. Read More…

CDCR Firefighters on Road with Fires Looming
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Time to Give Thanks to the Forgotten Heroes of the California Wildfires

The Camp Fire is officially contained thanks to the brave men and women who fought back the flames of the California wildfires. Let’s tip our hats for the forgotten heroes no one wants to talk about: The CDCR prison firefighters The infamous California wildfire now known as The Camp Fire destroyed 14,000 residences in the Read More…

Private Firefighters Fighting the Woolsey Fire in Malibu (NOT THE FOREST)
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California’s Wildfire Fighters: The Lions, Tigers & Prisoners

As both Northern and Southern California continue to burn from wildfires, there are three groups of men and women risking their lives to contain them. California is literally under fire… from the North to the South. These two horrific wildfires have already completely burned about 400 square miles and taken 84 lives. The California Department Read More…

Two CDCR inmates attempting to extinguish flames in the midsts of a California wildfire.
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Licensing Requirements Prevent CDCR Firefighters From Jobs

Many firefighting departments require an EMT license before hiring. Many ex-CDCR firefighters are denied the EMT license because they have a felony record. Many cities and county firefighting jobs require an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License before hiring. The licenses provide better pay grade tickets. Many of California’s volunteer firefighters, once out of prison, cannot Read More…

Angola Prison: Arkansas uses FORCED, unpaid labor to thrive.
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US Inmates Strike for Fair Wages: Authorities Downplay Nationwide Impact

Who can we actually count on when it comes to prison reform? Congress just doesn’t seem to get it. All federal efforts to make changes toward reform continuously fail. And, the states don’t seem to want to act fast enough, coming up with one excuse after the next for getting things going. However, there is Read More…

Prison Strike: Amani Sawari interviewed on Democracy Now
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Protests Across the US Fighting Against Modern Day Slavery in Prisons

On Tuesday, prisoners across the US started the first nationwide prison strike since 2016. Prisoners are refusing food as part of the strike. The strike goes beyond asking for prison conditions to be improved. Organizers aim to draw attention to the deaths while in custody. Another significant issue is the poor compensation (in some cases, Read More…

CDCR Firefighter Shawna Lynn Jones Being Rescued Before Dying at UCLA the Following Day.
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California Prisoners Fight Wildfires for Slave Wages; But, There Are Benefits

Wildfires are currently consuming Northern California. There are more than 2,000 prisoners that are paying back their debts to society by helping fight the fires. On the front lines of the deadliest California wildfire in history, professional firefighters are working alongside prison inmates with one key difference: PAY So how does the program inmate firefighter Read More…

California's inmate firefighters are cheap labor for a dangerous job.
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Licensing Restrictions Deny California’s Ex-Prisoners Jobs After Fighting Deadly Fires

California’s prison firefighter programs educate and train inmates for future employment. But require specific licenses to get real jobs after release. To get a license, you can’t have a criminal record. The California Department of Corrections says there are at least 2,000 inmates currently fighting the wildfires in the state. The fires include the Mendocino Read More…