Tag Archives: Inmate Firefighters

Firefighting Group Expresses Concern Over Inmate Rape Arrest

Crew safety among inmate firefighters raised after arrest     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A rape case against an Idaho prison inmate working at a Utah wildfire base camp raises safety questions for vulnerable ...

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Idaho Reviews Inmate Fire Crews after Rape Accusation

Officials begin scrutinizing which inmates are allowed to serve     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged ...

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Idaho Halts Inmate Firefighting after Rape Accusation

One charged with rape at base camp in Utah     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inmates sent to help fight wildfires are back behind bars in Idaho after one inmate was charged with raping ...

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14,000 Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

Inmates to foreigners join the fight to contain wildfires     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s ...

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California Inmate Firefighter Trainee Dies During Hike

Trainee collapsed and was unable to be revived     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino, of the Sierra Conservation Center – California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation on April ...

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Meet Arizona’s All-Female Firefighting Crew

Female inmates from Perryville prison complex give back   (ABC15/YouTube)   SCOTTSDALE, AZ (ABC15) – Twenty women from the Perryville prison complex make up the only all-female inmate firefighting crew in the state. “I’ve learned so much about myself — ...

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Inmate Walks Off from Southern California Firefighting Crew

Castillo was working on the Canyon Fire 2   CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for an inmate firefighter who walked away while assigned to a crew working on the remnants of a Southern California wildfire. State corrections officials ...

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USFA: Inmate Firefighter Succumbs to Chainsaw Injury

CAL FIRE Inmate Firefighter Anaya was injured while clearing brush       The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya, 22, of CALFIRE on July 11, 2017. Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya was ...

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Falling Tree Kills California Inmate Firefighter

Firefighter Beck succumbed to injuries while working a fire line     California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that an inmate firefighter has died as the result of ...

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Escaped California Inmate Firefighters Captured

Two inmates arrested near assigned camp   KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates who walked away from a minimum security facility in far Northern California were detained less than 24 hours later, authorities said Wednesday. Eddy Edwards, 47, of Glenn ...

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