“It’s a living hell”: Scorching heat in Texas prisons revives air-conditioning debate

Texas heat has killed prisoners and cost the state millions in wrongful death and civil rights lawsuits. Prison rights advocates hope a budget surplus next year will finally push lawmakers to invest in air conditioning.

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune
Posted 8/29/22

David Segovia lay on the floor of his Texas prison cell and wondered if this was how he was going to die. The state was experiencing its hottest July in recorded history, and he, like most Texas …

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