A new report has suggested that over a dozen Texas inmates have died due to Texas’ infamous heat, according to the Huffington Post. The report, which comes from the University Of Texas School Of Law Human Rights Clinic, asserts that there is no current legal limit for how hot it can be inside a Texas prison. Because of this, the study found 14 deaths to be caused by extreme heat since 2007, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice should be held responsible for these deaths. The department has faced several lawsuits associated with these deaths, including one in which a prisoner died of organ failure after heat exposure two years ago. The report suggests that the current temperature control isn’t sufficient, and air conditioners should be installed to prevent further injuries and deaths.
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