Should the government be allowed to incentivize inmates to do dangerous jobs for reduced sentences?
Should the government be allowed to incentivize inmates to do dangerous jobs for reduced sentences?

Read these articles on current events surround inmates and wilderness firefighting and consider the following questions:

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912193742/california-bill-clears-path-for-ex-inmates-to-become-firefighters

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/9/12/a_new_form_of_slavery_meet

  • Are they being offered a fair deal?
  • Should state/local governments be allowed to pay inmates so little for dangerous jobs?
  • Should incentivized programs exist for inmates even when there is not a natural disaster occurring?
  • What are your general feelings and thoughts about this topic?
  • What do you like about the program? What would you change or improve about the situation?

 

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