Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Firemen to fight fires and guard prisoners at the same time

St. Marys, Georgia – Officials in southeast Georgia are considering a money-saving program that would put inmates in fire stations. The program would put two inmates in each of three existing firehouses in Camden County. Officials say the inmates would respond to all emergencies – including residential fires – alongside traditional firefighters. The inmates would have no guard, but would be monitored by a surveillance system and by the traditional firefighters, who would undergo training to guard the inmates. Authorities say one traditional firefighter with correctional training can supervise up to three inmates.  more  

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