Prisoners used by BP at Dauphin Island

May 29, 2010

Visiting Dauphin Island,Ala. today. No tarballs, shore lined with hay. BP has a staging area under heavy security. Controversy over BP contractor using work release inmates. Mayor upset he wasn’t notified. The company, SG & S Oil Recovery Product LLC, was formed after the leak. Yet it got this contract. Local media doesn’t see anything wrong with that.

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  • Lori Wallace May 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Why did I think it was illegal to use prisoner’s for this type of work? The details of this arrangement will be interesting.

  • lexus May 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm


    I’m hearing Liz Castro has been let go. Do you know anything about that?