Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change

144 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2015

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Daniel Holt

Riverdale Country School; Unaffiliated Authors; University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of History; Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Date Written: August 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper addresses two important but largely neglected questions: How will increased temperatures and heat waves caused by climate change affect prisons, jails, and their staff and inmate populations? And what can correctional departments do to prepare for greater heat and minimize the dangers it poses?

Keywords: heat waves, climate change, prisons, jails, corrections, 8th amendment

Suggested Citation

Holt, Daniel and Holt, Daniel, Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change (August 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2667260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667260

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