Angola’s Heat Remediation Plan Fails to Keep Heat Index Below 88 Degrees

May 20, 2016 —

PJI attorneys and co-counsel appeared before the federal district court in our ongoing litigation around the excessive heat at Angola’s death row.  Because the prison’s heat remediation plan has conclusively failed to maintain a heat index below 88 degrees, attorneys for the three plaintiff prisoners are asking the court to order a more substantial remedy that will actually correct the problem of extreme heat.  The Associated Press attended the hearing and offered this account:

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=CyL6gHu8

JR Ball, a Times-Picayune Op-Ed writer commented on the case here by saying: 

“A federal judge has ruled prison officials must keep the heat index on death row from exceeding 88 degrees. Is it really worth hemorrhaging taxpayer cash to fight the notion that those on death row don’t deserve AC? Especially when it’s regularly proven by mandatory heat sensors at the prison that fans, ice and cold showers aren’t doing the trick.”

http://www.nola.com/opinions/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2016/05/angola_death_row_heat.html

 

 

 

 

Angola’s Heat Remediation Plan Fails to Keep Heat Index Below 88 Degrees
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