Heat builds with air-conditioning pro...

Heat builds with air-conditioning problems at Dawson State Jail in Dallas

There are 10 comments on the Dallas Morning News story from Jun 16, 2010, titled Heat builds with air-conditioning problems at Dawson State Jail in Dallas. In it, Dallas Morning News reports that:

The air-conditioning system has not been working at the Dawson State Jail since this past weekend - meaning the 2,200 inmates there have temporarily joined the 150,000 or so in Texas who already are broiling under soaring temperatures.

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United States

#1 Jul 1, 2010
Yes we were there and my husband almost had a heart attack Jail needs to be tore down it is not up to standards.
Distressed Mother

United States

#2 Jul 5, 2010
My daughter has been here for approx. 4 months - 5 isolations due to food poisoning. I cannot believe there is not a suprise inspection of this facility to uncover such unsanitary conditions. It was told the inmates have access to fans on commissary!!! They cannot have knives, forks, microwave etc - so what makes since of having access to a bladed fan??
No - there is no fans, no windows and no access to the outside areas. I understand there is an outside area on the roof - however, they are NOT allowed out!! The mice run rampant. There are people in there with aids and bleed on the toilets but they have no bleach or cleaning supplies?? They are given a few supplies the day there is an inspection and how do you expect them to voice any concerns when under the ears of the warden - what do you think would happen to them if they actually voiced outloud in front of the guards?? The prisoners of terror are treated better. How do you retaliate to maximum sentancing in such places on misdameanors - Are the Judges the God of punishment - certainly the there is NO correction in the Correctional System?? Who is really listening? It seems, if one has gotten caught up in the texas judicial system - one is already condemned and no one listens after conviction????

Arlington, TX

#3 Jul 6, 2010
Dallas County the backwards county !

Arlington, TX

#4 Jul 6, 2010
You all need to vote in new commisioners ,new sheriff , etc etc

United States

#5 Jul 28, 2010
rumor is it will be tore town and inmates transfered elsewhere starting in Sept..
Concerned Mother

Midland, TX

#6 Oct 5, 2010
grannielindak wrote:
rumor is it will be tore town and inmates transfered elsewhere starting in Sept..
my daughter is in dawson and i would like to know if they have started moving them yet?
R and R Adult Video

Quanah, TX

#7 Apr 20, 2011
How bout we call az sheriff joe arpaio and he can build some tents. you are in prison,not orlando.deal with it.if it is miserable enough maybe you wont go back.
amanda bryant

Mineral Wells, TX

#8 Oct 21, 2011
i was there when ther wasnt no air conditioning and it was 110 outsideso try being in there it was hell i never want to go back that place is inhuman they treat dogs better then inmates i was also there when it was so cold you had to have three blsuck ankets just to stay warm the cos suck you can easily bribe them with anything officers getting into fights with inmates its horrible
top dog

Irving, TX

#9 Sep 29, 2012
i went to visit my ex in that prison(hell)and when i was checkin in,the officer there,kept asking me if i ever been in prison(tattoos)i said no,just giving me a hard time,and had someone follow me,as i visit, it was hot as hell in there,smelled like blood and puke mix,all she did was miss one community service day,she was in jail at the time on another ticket,court appointed lawyer slept though her trail,talk about human rights in other countrys,all you have to do is look at dawson state jail,

“im becca easy goin laid back”

Since: Apr 13


#10 Apr 26, 2013
Dear,Destressed Mother they dont have fans on the comissary list in all they give u to eat w is a spork thats it but my thoughts n prayers go out to u n ur family may ur daughter b safe n come home soon.

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