Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TDCJ AFSCME union featured in the New York Times regarding prison heat suit

By Lance Lowery/AFSCME Union
(As published in the New York Times)

HUNTSVILLE, Tex. — IN August, right around the time when the Texas summer heat was at its brutal worst, the state’s prison system finalized a bid to replace its aging swine-production facilities with six new climate-controlled modular barns, at a cost of $750,000.

The pigs raised for inmate consumption were going to get relief from the heat, but the state’s inmates would continue to suffer. In the last six years, at least 14 inmates died from heat stroke or hyperthermia in overheated Texas prisons, where air-conditioning is scarce and temperatures can reach 130 degrees...

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  1. From the Desk of BoBoTheBeaten:

    "Pigs raised for inmate consumption" - really? I thought the pigs were being raised for late night rendezvous.

    1. Lol! BoNo reading your replies are the only reason I keep coming back

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  3. In addition, your relationship with the offender has changed. Your contacts will be subject to the rules of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The offender loses choices about when he or she can make phone calls or have visits. Family and friends also drop the ’freedom’ to have spontaneous and unsupervised make contact with with their incarcerated loved one. Changes have to be made in order to maintain the relationship.