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Letter: Worries about inmates during heat wave

Mary Bardin writes:
The heat index has been over 100 degrees. We worry about the workers outside and anyone that has no access to a cooker, safer environment. I pray everyday for the inmates at ACRJ . They haven’t had air conditioning in over 3 months! No where to get cool.

Yes the heat causes dangerous conditions, thus causing critical conditions. I can't even imagine how bad it is when the jail is housing double or triple number of inmates as supposed to accommodate. The ice machine has also been broken , but I suppose ice is a privilege not a right. It seems a safe environment should be a right. I know the air conditioning is being built, and may not be available for months, but surely there can be some type of emergency assistance for our inmates.
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