Fact: Nearly half of those fighting the Bully Fire in California are inmates – 900 out of approximately 2,000 firefighters.
Fact: The inmates get paid $2 per day for their efforts.
Fact: Across the state of California, there are approximately 4,000 inmate firefighters.
Fact: California profits from their efforts to the tune of $100 million per year.
Source: “California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters,” KQED News