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Prison Slaves Paid One Dollar To Fight California Wildfires

AFRICANGLOBE - There are 200 inmates from 16 different fire crews helping fight the dangerous Camp Fire, which is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history. As of Monday morning, the fire had burned more than 113,000 acres and was only 25 percent contained. There are also inmate "firefighters" helping to battle two blazes in southern California. Those inmate 'fightfighters' are so-called volunteers who earn $2 a day, and $1 an hour when fighting an active fire, while working alongside professionals who get paid an average of $74,000 per year.

9 Industries Profiting Handsomely From America’s Prison Slaves

AFRICANGLOBE - It's no coincidence that the United States now imprisons more of its people than any other country in the world: mass incarceration has become a giant industry in the U.S., resulting in huge profits not only for private prison companies, but also, for everything from food companies and telecoms to all the businesses that are using prison labor to cut their manufacturing costs.