NO AC...........

 

sorry but i  think prisoners should not get luxuries  ...why well they did a  crime .....simple simple dolly dimple ..........that's is what prison is  for  to teach one  not  to be .bad.........as they say in kill bill .......silly bunny rabbit ......tricks are for kids ......... you fuck up  ....you go to the slammer /porridge/the hole /climk/the big house...........its not hard to stay clean  .....if you are going to fuck up  you know  you are going on  vacation.........i will never understand these  fucking idiots  who rob  places  for  about a grand  ....you fucking idiot ........it works out to pennies a  day when you rob a place .......now that is not  smart .......no one  is  worth going to jail for   .......no one   giving up your life  for a useless  cunt  ....no no no ........just a thought to think about  when you are sweating  your  junk off ......that cannot be  fun ........oh!!!!!!!that and blood farts 



Conditions in prisons during heat waves pose deadly threats to incarcerated people and prison staff

Prisons in more than a dozen U.S. states are not fully air-conditioned. <a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/barbed-wire-fence-in-jail-royalty-free-image/168859873" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Leo Patrizi/Getty Images" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Leo Patrizi/Getty Images</a>
Prisons in more than a dozen U.S. states are not fully air-conditioned. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images

Extreme heat is taking an increasing toll across the U.S. in summertime. People who are incarcerated are among society’s most vulnerable groups and have been especially affected.

More than a dozen states do not have air conditioning in all of their prison units, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In Texas, where I work, only about 30% of prisons are fully air-conditioned. Many of these states also face some of the highest heat risks in the U.S., according to recent studies.

Prisons concentrate hundreds or thousands of people in buildings that were designed without planning for extreme heat and heat waves. Prison building materials and designs can increase exposure to heat for people inside.

Some states require prisons to maintain indoor temperatures within certain ranges. Texas does not regulate temperatures in prisons, but county and private municipal jails overseen by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards must be kept between 65 and 85 F (18-30 C). There are no comparable federal standards.

I study how hazards and disasters affect people who are incarcerated. In a recently published report, my colleague Benika Dixon and I partnered with Texas Prisons Community Advocates, a nonprofit that works to improve conditions in Texas prisons, to find out how incarcerated people in the state experience heat without air conditioning.

This heat index chart shows the likelihood of heat disorders based on combined temperature and humidity. <a href="https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-index" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:National Weather Service" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">National Weather Service</a>
This heat index chart shows the likelihood of heat disorders based on combined temperature and humidity. National Weather Service

Surveys that we collected between late 2018 and 2020 from over 300 people in state prisons in Texas showed that many of them grapple with the health impacts of heat, and that prisons are struggling to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths among prisoners. Prison staff are also exposed to extreme heat.

Minimal resources for cooling

High temperatures are particularly dangerous in prisons because incarcerated people tend to be more vulnerable to heat. People in prison have high rates of chronic illness, mental health conditions and disabilities, and a large share are over the age of 50.



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