The special counsel makes the stunning allegation with details to come later. It could mean more jail time or charges for a key witness.
The state relies on thousands of incarcerated firefighters, some of whom are under 18, to help stop the blazes.
In the Sunshine State, a remarkable citizen initiative could restore the right to vote to over 1.4 million Floridians.
Joining the professional firefighting crews on the front lines of the massive California wildfires are thousands of prisoners, brought out of their jails to engage in this dangerous work, all for a dollar an hour or less.
Urging Americans to support the protest, a spokesperson says, "Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."
Rachel Kushner's new novel set in a women's prison brims with morally tainted characters who are also victims of repressive and dehumanizing incarceration.
Matthew Charles, although he committed no new crime, is back behind bars, and his case is generating a widespread demand for his release.