The Invaluable Work of California’s Inmate Firefighters | The Daily Show

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Published on November 5, 2019

Inmate firefighters are a vital part of keeping California’s growing number of wildfires under control, but aren’t paid adequately or permitted to keep firefighting post-prison. Smokey Bear weighs in on the situation. #TheDailyShow

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19 comments

  • Constant Chaos 5 months ago

    As an EMT I would welcome anyone who certifies, now to alleviate some public concerns today want to add in a psych eval on the inmates to be able to assure the public that it’s all good, but so long as you are out there making a difference I’d be happy to have yall. Fuck my last paramedic and I were polar opposite, I was gay he was a homophobe, he was tall and fat I am short and thin, he liked country i listen to rock and opera and shit I’m a reducitarian he was a “I put bacon in my cereal” type guy, but did that ever amount to anything beyond me rolling my eyes at him? No, we got bigger shit to deal with than the fact that the only dick he would suck would be the president’s whereas I would rather bove to canada or Norway

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  • ghassan gasim 5 months ago

    Yeah they deserve a second chance that could prevent them to go back to the jail again, and the saved millions could be their salaries

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  • Michelle Burkholder 5 months ago

    Thank you Trevor for bring this to national attention. This is Neolibral idiocy.

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  • Tony Ayala 5 months ago

    We cant even prevent a stupid president

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  • Alex Wolf 5 months ago

    I hate liberals in California they ruined that state. And are worst than the Republicans

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  • Robert Daniel Curtis 5 months ago

    It’s almost as if they want the people who get out of prison right back in prison ASAP

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  • Michelle Burkholder 5 months ago

    Trade unions don’t care about your criminal record and those guys make serious money.

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  • Chriss Venom 5 months ago

    This is so amazing and I think it can work out a solution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJ4DQTfViA

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  • HappinessHealthPeace 5 months ago

    The CCC allows killers to go to fire camps instead of being in a prison where they belong this killer is in a fire camp
    https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6979760-181/mendocino-county-man-gets-six

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  • Tobias Wintermoon 5 months ago

    I really wish they said Smokey’s crime was Catfishing.

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  • Remix gold 5 months ago

    U sure they did it volunteerly………..and why the hell is the pay so low (modern day slavery)

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  • Mark D 5 months ago

    CDCR finds true rehabilitation counter-productive. If ex-felons could become fire-fighters then less would return to prison. CDCR understands this and so does the politicians, special interest groups and corporations that profit from this. Its sad ?

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  • Herobrine 6463 5 months ago

    Anybody remember this story for John Oliver?

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  • Jean Christopher 5 months ago

    Slave labor

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  • Peter Hedlöf 5 months ago

    Truth nr1 in Sweden!
    A man with cerebral parsley & in wheel chair could handle THE protection of Sweden’s security,healthcare better than THE Elite that cant even secure Swedish air space.

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  • Abdimalik Ahmed 5 months ago

    Imagine it’s the Asian one behind that mask ?

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  • Milktown Dripdrop 5 months ago

    I wouldn’t fight fires with the loosers who con there way to put me in prison i need 5months each day off my sentence

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  • Badboy DCX 5 months ago

    Damn? Fire still going on????

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  • Uriel Barajas 5 months ago

    Yes

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