Hot prison cells killing Texas inmates, advocates say
After you walk past the guard towers and razorwire-topped fences and walk into a Texas prison, one of the many things you can't help noticing on a summer day is how many inmates walk around in their underwear.
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#1 Aug 2, 2012
How pitiful for some
#2 Aug 10, 2012
Yes, this certainly is. It is strange in Texas that we claim to be a Christian State--but not many people care about a prisoner.
Last year many deaths were attributed to the heat in the cells. They estimated the temperature in one cell where a prisoner died at 130 degrees. In this heat that we are now having, it is plain insane to not have airconditioning.
We send people to prison as punishment for a crime. We do not send them there to sweat to death.
If we read the news we see many people have been released after years in prison when they were found to not even be guilty. Is it fair to expose them to this treatment?
How many problems does this heat cause to their health throughout their lives?
I cannot say I am a Christian and say I do not care.
#3 Aug 11, 2012
Read what they send people to jail for ten years for, and wonder why anyone is left out side prison walls.
#4 Aug 11, 2012
Do you really want to pay to keep Randy Travis alive for the next ten years because he got drunk and yelled at a cop? From what I've observed, that's not unusual behavior in Texas.
#5 Aug 11, 2012
Every time you turn around, some guy is being sent off to jail who has never hurt anyone. O.K., this ship has passed. I'm going back to bed.
#6 Aug 28, 2012
He did more than that. What about public exposure? That has locked many people up for many many years. Plus they are then put on a sex offenders list for life when released. Read a little more about the sex offenders list and then see if he doesn't also qualify for that.
Why do we have different laws for the rich and famous?
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