600 Prisoners Transferred During Harvey Will Be Transferred Again Due To Lack Of AC


600 Prisoners Transferred During Harvey Will Be Transferred Again Due to Lack of AC

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Inmates who were relocated as a result of Hurricane Harvey will once again be  transferred after a judge ruled that they, like 1,000 prisoners before them, should not be subject to the grueling Texas heat without air conditioning while in prison.Judge Keith Ellison ruled back in July that “heat-sensitive” prisoners housed in the Wallace Pack Unit prison in Navasota, Texas needed to have air conditioning, prompting the transfer of approximately 1,000 inmates to other state prisons with adequate air conditioning. After Harvey hit, 600 prisoners were evacuated from Stringfellow Unit south of Houston, and placed in that same …

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