This is a reward for many of these individuals.They're outside the walls, doing good work, learning a skill that they may not get behind bars. You can't deny how dangerous this work is. But there have been only two or three serious injuries and no deaths among inmate firefighters over the past two years.
It’s a little bit — not freedom, but you can move a little bit. You feel like you're doing something, other than just sitting in jail. You feel like you've accomplished something.