First Wave of L.A. Inmates Sent to Calif. Firefighting Camps
On Wednesday, 20 Los Angeles County jail inmates were sent to a California correctional firefighting camp in Sylmar. The inmates are the first of 500 Los Angeles County inmates classified as a low-security risk who will be sent to such camps and trained to clear brush at wildfire sites. The effort is part of a realignment plan designed to help reduce overcrowding in the jails.
- "Los Angeles County Jail Sends First Inmates to State Firefighting Camps" (Palta, "KPCC News," KPCC, 11/6).