Friday, June 14, 2013
Does un-air-conditioned Texas Prisons equal cruel and unusual punishment for inmates ?
The Grits for Breakfast blog has explored some thoughts that the Texas heat may present a form cruel and unusual punishment for Texas Prison inmates. Some Texas prisons have been known to reach upwards of 120 degrees inside during the summer months. This was the basis of a lawsuit filed in 2011 regarding the death of an inmate that was alleged to have died of heat related issues in an East Texas prison. Numerous employee heat related issues have also been common place over the years as referenced by TDCJ's own office of risk management. So should Texas prisons be cooled ?
Read the Grits for Breakfast Blog story here!