Elderly, Disabled Inmates Need Air Conditioning, TX Judge Rules

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In what the Houston Chronicle calls "a searing 100-page rebuke of the Texas prison system," a federal judge ordered the state to provide air-conditioned living quarters for elderly, disabled and other heat-sensitive inmates at the Pack Unit prison northwest of Houston. The ruling — which chastises prison officials for "obstruction" and "deliberate indifference" to inmate suffering — gives the state . . .

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