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Old 02-12-2019, 10:30 AM
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My husband is a VIO at fire camp and currently receives 50% credits. This has been an amazing blessing and we do not take it for granted. He has a medical condition and periodically goes back to Susanville. On this last trip they gave him a new outdate....which was 5 days later! Basically they are saying that since he wasn't at camp for 2 weeks, he doesn't get the time off for those days. I know 5 days doesnt sound like a lot but if he keeps having to go back they will add up! Anyone else experience this? He is currently trying to appeal it.
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Update: He tried to appeal but no dice. Looks like you have to be physically at camp to get 50%....very sad already for those campers that might avoid medical because they are afraid to miss out on credit earning.
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Wow. I’m sorry to hear that. My husband has been concerned, for many reasons, that he will be sent back to the yard. This definitely trumps all of our concerns. Thanks for sharing.
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The more I think about this, the more I think that slowing down their time earned for medical needs is a violation of their civil rights: discrimination against those with medical conditions. I wonder what the ACLU or some of the prisoner rights groups would say about this practice?
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Good point! I think it might be some time to do some writing. It's super crazy that they would pause credit earning for medical. Besides discrimination for those with a medical condition, What if someone needs to go to medical for something that happens fighting the fires? Like: Thanks for saving lives, but since you are not at camp any more no more 50% credits for you. P.S. Get well soon. It's so backwards!
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Thats a shame.
And you are right about what if they got really injured during a fire fight.
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Yeah, good point. They better not slow down their credits if they’re injured while on the line...That’s all sorts of wrong! Seriously, I wonder what the ACLU would think about this practice?
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Let's all write to ACLU and our gov officials! Strength in numbers.
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