2 thoughts on “Prisons aren’t supposed to be concentration camps

  1. Confined to Quarters says:

    As Texas entered another summer, state lawmakers once again killed a bill to require air conditioning in prisons (Dallas Morning News May 29, 2021) reported https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/05/29/as-texas-enters-peak-summer-months-bills-to-cool-state-prisons-fail-yet-again/
    On Monday, when soaring temperatures drove electricity demand in Texas to a June record, state regulators asked citizens to use less power or face a repeat of the deadly failures in February that left 69 percent of Texans without electricity and half without water. (NYTJune 15, 2021) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/climate/texas-heat-wave-electricity.html
    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) predicted a peak demand load on its system of 73,000 megawatts, far above the June record of 69,123 megawatts set between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 27, 2018. However, as of 2:30 p.m., Monday, 12,178 megawatts of the grid’s 86,862 megawatts of generating capacity was offline, ERCOT said, leaving a razor-thin margin of reserve capacity of about 2,000 megawatts. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ercot-texas-power-grid-asks-users-to-conserve-during-blistering-heat-wave/

  2. p/s says:

    A former inmate is suing the New Mexico Corrections Department and some of its employees for negligence that allegedly endangered his life. https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2021/06/27/former-inmate-sues-corrections-department-for-negligence/
    One of the shocking aspects of the case is that just a few months before another former inmate won a $2 million lawsuit against the state Corrections Department for a similar incident. See “$2 Million Awarded to New Mexico Prisoner Left in Hot Transport Van” https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2019/aug/6/2-million-awarded-new-mexico-prisoner-left-hot-transport-van/

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