Some TX Inmates Were Stranded, Freed After Harvey

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When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike, inmates in coastal prisons and jails are sitting ducks unless the authorities in control of their fates take action to protect them, says the Grits for Breakfast blog. TruthOut has emails from inmates in a flooded federal prison in Beaumont showing inmates stranded and scared in desperate conditions. In Houston, the county jail allegedly released prisoners from a drug . . .

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