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Some prisoners died in record-breaking heat

Ten inmates of the state prison system died of heat-related causes last summer

Chattanooga Times Free Press

HOUSTON — Last summer's record-breaking heat wave had a grim impact on Texas, playing a role in the deaths of roughly 150 people. Many of them were found in their homes or apartments, but a few were discovered somewhere else — in their prison cells.

Ten inmates of the state prison system died of heat-related causes last summer in a 26-day period in July and August, a death toll that has alarmed prisoners' rights advocates who believe that the lack of air-conditioning in most state prisons puts inmates' lives at risk.

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