Inmate, Pig Welfare

Fact: Two thirds of the state prisons in Texas lack air conditioning.

Fact: Temperatures inside cells are often as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fact: At least eight former inmates have died in Texas cells due to heat stroke.

Fact: In June 2013, the state of Texas spent $750,000 to buy exhaust fans and misters to cool pigs raised for inmate consumption.

Source: Wall Street Journal, Extreme Heat Tests Prisons

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