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Collected Item: “Sidewalk art about inmates fighting California's fires”

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Sidewalk art about inmates fighting California's fires

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There have been over 8,000 fires in California during 2020, and CalFire has been short staffed due to COVID-19 lockdowns at prison facilities. Inmates and typically make up 40% of the CA's firefighters, and this piece of sidewalk art drew attention to the incarcerated people risking their lives to stop the fires.

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prison labor, California, SanFranciscoBayArea, CalFire, wildfire, sidewalk art

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Kelly Lindemann

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