Idaho prison officials seek relief for overheated inmates

From the article: “As the temperature reached 100 degrees for the fifth straight day Tuesday, inmates in one wing of the Idaho State Correctional Institution have found conditions almost intolerable as a lone swamp cooler has proved ineffective.”

One commenter noted, “Committing felonies and getting incarcerated sucks.  As it should.”

To you, sensitive soul that you are, I say this: overheated conditions are extremely dangerous for inmates who are on psychotropic medications, which many are, given the increased likelihood of mental illness, and that heat has caused the death of inmates.  It’s not just about inmates feeling a little uncomfortable; it’s about providing constitutional levels of adequate care.

As we should.

Read more here.

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2 thoughts on “Idaho prison officials seek relief for overheated inmates

  1. Joanne says:

    Well said!

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