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Why Do Prisoners at Guantanamo Have Air Conditioning but Not U.S. Inmates?

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Suspected terrοrists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are housed inside a facility that is air conditioned. In a Texas prison, however, there is no air conditioning and several prisoners have dιed due to heat related ailments. Texas inmates have filed a lawsuit over the lack of air conditioning in their facility, which has led to the deαths of 12 prisoners over the past three years, CNN reports. The Texas Civil Rights…

No lunch on the weekends for Texas Prisoners

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After outlawing special last-meal requests for prisoners on death row, the Texas prison system has now gone one better: They’re outlawing meals, period, for everyone. Since April, the New York Times reports, inmates have not been provided lunches on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a cost-cutting measure: an effort to trim $2.8 million in food-related expenses from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s 2011 budget, which makes up just a small part of the state’s…