Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change
144 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2015
Date Written: August 1, 2015
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
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