Climate Control in Prisons: Luxury or Necessity?

prisoners in white shirts in a Prison Gymnasium Cooling

What may be considered a luxury to some, climate control in prisons can be a matter of life and death. Across the country, over one million people are incarcerated in areas where the summer heat can become deadly. Prisons in the south, especially in Texas, can reach temperatures in excess of 140°F. Prisoners can be subject to heat illness and …

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