By Bill Sessa, CDCR Public Information Officer
Office of Public and Employee Communications
Inmate firefighters and officials from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and CDCR gathered at the Malibu Conservation Camp on Friday, March 11 to honor Shawna Lynn Jones, an inmate firefighter who was fatally injured while fighting a blaze in the Malibu hills on Feb. 25.
An honor guard from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which operates the camp with CDCR, presented her family with a ceremonial flag that was lowered in her memory and an award commemorating her service from the Fallen Wildland Firefighters Foundation of Boise, Idaho.
Jones, an inmate from Los Angeles County Jail, was one of approximately 200 females among 3,800 inmate firefighters who provide critical help to CalFire in containing wild land fires. Jones is only the third inmate to die on a fire line in the nearly 60-year history of the conservation camp program.