Inmates Helping With Central Oregon Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th June NewsCentral OregonTwo Bulls Fire
Among those fighting the 10-square mile wildfire near Bend are 143 prison inmates. The Oregon Department of Corrections put the minimum security inmates on the fire lines and expects they'll work through the weekend. The prisoners are accompanied by 15 staffers The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1s8kS8N) Oregon prison inmates have a tradition of fighting wildfires and replanting forests going back to the 1940s. Last year, more than 800 inmates from nine prisons served time on the lines at 36 fires across Oregon.

Search

Focus Today

Focus Today

Video On Demand

Video On Demand

theDove News

theDove News

Sports

Patrick Doyle

Counselling

Patrick Doyle
(c) 2012 UCB USA Inc dba theDove