Colorado’s felons fight on front lines

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Colorado’s felons fight on front lines

Prison inmates battle wildfires for $6 a day
From left, inmate firefighters Alex Smitley, Joredan Quigley and Patrick Miller are seen during a work shift Aug. 15 at the Cañon City prison complex.
Inmate-firefighter Lawrence Bolton works on Aug. 15 in the chainsaw shop.

Colorado’s felons fight on front lines

From left, inmate firefighters Alex Smitley, Joredan Quigley and Patrick Miller are seen during a work shift Aug. 15 at the Cañon City prison complex.
Inmate-firefighter Lawrence Bolton works on Aug. 15 in the chainsaw shop.