Judge Orders Lower Temperature In Sweltering Prison Unit

Judge orders lower temperature in sweltering prison unit

Prison Cell Bars (Photo: DanHenson1, Custom)

Inmates in one of Texas’ sweltering prison units scored a legal victory today in their fight to combat what they say is cruel and unusual punishment.U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison in Houston gave Texas prison officials two weeks to lower the temperature inside the Pack Unit in Central Texas to 88 degrees for heat-sensitive inmates, or move them elsewhere.This is the same prison unit WFAA told you about last summer, when the same judge ordered the prison to provide inmates clean water after tests showed the unit’s supply was tainted with …

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