Liberal conflict over air conditioning for inmates

NY Times:

In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

Many jails in the South lack air-conditioning. To plenty of prisoners, and some federal judges, that effectively amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
This comes at a time when global warming activist are trying to restrict the use of air conditioning by everyone.  Critics of the proposal say any limits on air conditioning should start in Washington DC.  But if there is a constitutional right to air conditioning for prisoners, what about the people who are not guilty of any crime who cannot afford it?


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