Extreme Temperatures

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The 19th Temperature extremes heighten preexisting physical and mental conditions, especially for incarcerated women.

Texas A&M Research Extreme Heat at Texas Prisons An 'Ongoing But Preventable Disaster'

Prison Policy Initiative Heat, floods, pests, disease, and death: What climate change means for people in prison

Austin Chronicle Texas Prisons are Cooking People Alive. Are We Okay with That?

WFFA "Physically, your body is in pure survival mode during the summer months." 

PBS NewHour ‘I thought I was going to die there.’

KUT "Why did't they just kill us?" Three Women Talk about Life in a Texas Prison without AC.

KSUT Former Texas prisoners come to Colorado to raise awareness of dangers of extreme heat.

KXAN Texas prison heat illnesses

KXAN State of Texas - Prison Heat Impacts