This summer's extreme heat has been rough on all of us. Now, imagine you have no choice about where you are, and there's no air conditioning.
That's reality for about 100,000 people in Texas prisons.
In the audio above, he tells us a large percentage of Texas prisons are not air-conditioned, or have very limited A/C and often top 85 degrees. (There is no legally mandated threshold for temperature in Texas prisons).
Flahive also explains why there’s controversy surrounding even accounting for deaths due to extreme heat in state prisons, and what efforts have been undertaken at the state and federal level to address concerns over extreme heat conditions in such facilities.