“Old fire plume on 10-31-03006,” Jan. 8, 2010, USDA, via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_fire_plume_on_10-31-03006_(4256818007).jpg) 

Acquisition Date: September 15, 2020

Original Posting Date: August 22, 2019

Source: History

Description: An article explaining the history of prisoners being deployed to fight wildfires in California

Questions to Consider:

  • What is your first impression of this story?
  • What other work do prisoners do that you are aware of?

Link: https://www.history.com/news/california-wildfires-prison-firefighters-wwii