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As Prisoners, They Can Help Fight California’s Huge Wildfires. As Free People, They’re Banned From Being Firefighters

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“It’s sadistic on so many levels,” Shoshana Weissmann, digital media specialist for the free-market R Street Institute, tells Reason. Weissman recently authored an op-ed calling attention to the various absurd ways that California limits the formerly incarcerated from finding work upon release.

“Considering that finding a job after prison reduces the likelihood non-violent former offenders will reoffend,” says Weissmann, “this is all just terrible policy.”

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