Cruel, Unusual Punishment Understatement in Describing Surviving Texas Prisons Without Air Conditioning

Cruel and unusual punishment does not even describe surviving a Texas prison, without adequate air conditioning, during a historically brutal heatwave.

Although prisons have already had a cruel reputation when it comes to its treatment of Black and Brown inmates, treating people worse than one would treat an animal does not create a deterrent to crime, or even keep inmates in their “place.”

Such conditions just make a so-called civilized people look ridiculously uncivilized, especially considering Texas has a surplus of money, which could be used in many ways, including making prisons more humane.

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