A friend of mine sent me this story about the use of prisoners as firefighters in Georgia. Apparently it is old news to many, but it is such a radical idea to me that I felt it was worth airing this issue here.
What do you think, good idea, bad idea?
My concern is over the opportunity that firefighters have to enter into buildings in the absence of the owner, having access to keys, security code information, etc. Is the cost of a firefighter’s salary that outrageous that responsible officials would subject citizens to such a threat? Or is it the Tea Party mindset gone off the deep end?