California is currently suffering from several devastating and deadly fires.
The Camp Fire in Butte County, California, has killed at least 29 people and left more than 200 people unaccounted for, making it the deadliest wildfire in the state's history. The Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles County and Ventura County has killed at least two people, consumed over 85,000 acres and, as of the latest official report, is only 15 percent contained.
Roughly 14,000 firefighters battled the Mendocino fires. Among them were over than 2,000 inmates. According to a local ABC affiliate, roughly 200 inmate firefighters are assisting with the Butte County Camp Fire burning right now.
The inmates are part of a volunteer firefighting program run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Inmates are paid $2 a day, and $1 an hour when fighting an active fire. They also earn time off their sentences.