Facing legal heat, Texas prison system tries new cooling devices to ease oppressive temps

  • by: MICHAEL GRACZYK , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 21, 2014 - 9:50 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The nation's most populous prison system, facing legal actions and criticism about inmates having to endure oppressive Texas summer heat, is looking to make conditions a bit more bearable at seven state lockups by installing cooling systems similar to those seen on the sidelines of early-season football games.

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