SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some prisoners who helped fight the destructive Oregon wildfires last year could be released early.
KOIN-TV reports Gov. Kate Brown commended adults in custody who “bravely fought these wildfires and helped prevent further destruction and loss of life across the state,” according to the March 5 letter provided to the news outlet.
The governor in the letter said these adults in custody should be rewarded and acknowledged for their contribution to this historic firefighting response.
Marion and Polk county district attorneys say they’re opposed to the early release of violent offenders who helped fight the fires.