Former Inmate Defends Low-Paid Work in Prison

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Many of those fighting California fires are inmates who are paid $1 an hour. Chandra Bozelko, who was paid 75 cents to $1.75 daily to make and serve casserole, says, "It doesn’t surprise me that prison work assignments are credited with reducing recidivism. Any change for good that happened within me while I was incarcerated grew out of my job . . .

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