California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill To Allow Inmates To Become Firefighters

Destructive wildfires rage across Northern California at historic levels. Firefighters have been working to extinguish fires as flames continue to ravish through the North Complex of Oroville, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom supports those on the fires frontlines, and opens opportunities for California inmates who are also fighting fires. Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2147, allowing inmates to have records cleared and a pathway to becoming a professional firefighter once their prison sentence is completed. “Inmates who have stood on the frontlines, battling historic fires should not be denied the right to later become a…

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