Cruel and Unusual: The Texas Prison Crisis

Number 27352
Subject Jails
Source WFAA-Dallas, Tx.
Year 2015
Publication Date 9/24/2015; 11/2/2015; 12/15/2015
Summary A WFAA investigation found that pigs are treated better than inmates inside Texas' prison system, where inmates are dying painful and preventable deaths and guards are also sickened by the stifling heat inside un-air conditioned units, prompting calls by critics at the United Nations and elsewhere for reform.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Keywords Jails; criminal justice system; prisons; prison system; inmates; criminals
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