Cruel & Unusual?

What does climate change mean for a country with 2 million prisoners? In some ways, incarcerated people are on the front lines, exposed to ever-higher temperatures — the heat index has hit 150 degrees in one prison — without air-conditioning in their cells. In Texas, at least 20 prisoners have died from heat stroke, and […]

Air Conditioning Iz a Human Right

by Jeff Edwards and Scott Medlock Edwards and Medlock are trial lawyers with Edwards Law in Austin. Texas, like other states, does not air condition its prisons—and by doing so, it kills people Air conditioning system adventtr—Getty Images In 2011, the State of Texas convicted Larry McCollum of forgery, for passing a bad check. He […]