Felons-Turned-Firefighters On The Job In Georgia

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Firefighters from the Dodge State Prison fire department during a recent training demonstration. (Grant Blankenship/GPB)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is trying to transform his state’s criminal justice system by pushing for education and occupational training behind bars. The goal is to help eligible felons prepare for the workforce when they leave prison. And that has more felons going from cell block to the firehouse.

Leah Fleming from Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Broadcasting reports on a town where some volunteer firefighters are convicted felons currently serving time.

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Leah Fleming, host and reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting. She tweets @LeahRadio.

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