Texas Prison system may have to report temperatures inside non-air conditioned prisons to Texas Legislature during the summer months.
TDCJ reported that two inmates and two prison guards were treated for heat-related illnesses this week during the Texas heat wave.
An inmate at the Jasper County Jail died this week from possible heat exhaustion.
With all of Texas under an official heat advisory a federal judge has given state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas.
A lawsuit was filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project on behalf of 58 year old Larry Gene McColuum who died while suffering a seizure in the soaring 100 degree heat while incarcerated in a…