Extreme heat waves across the country have claimed hundreds of lives over the past few years, including at least 52 heat-related deaths between June 30 and July 6 alone. And prison inmates are especially at risk for succumbing to heat-related health issues, according to a federal court that has ruled in favor of an advocacy group that alleges Texas prison officials are violating prisoners’ constitutional rights with poor conditions during high-temperatures days.

Published in Current Events

At a time when suicides are the leading cause of death in county jails, Texas jails are following tougher standards to bring down those numbers.

Published in Inmate Telephone News