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Board of Supervisors Considering Putting Inmates to Work as Firefighters
By nbclosangeles.com
Published: 05/21/2019

The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve Tuesday a new contract with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation that assigns Riverside County inmates to state conservation camps for firefighting operations.

The county began contracting with the CDCR in May 2013 for locally jailed inmates to participate in the California Conservation Camp Program. The contract on the board's Tuesday agenda would span the period from this July 1 to July 1, 2022.

Under the agreement, the county would be eligible to assign a maximum of 200 inmates to train and work in the program. The previous compact provided space for as many as 500 inmates.

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