Texas Prison System Says It's Complying In Heat Settlement

Law360 (August 12, 2019, 6:49 PM EDT) -- An official with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice told a federal judge on Monday that the agency is back in compliance with the terms of a $4.5 million settlement agreement that requires it to house geriatric and medically sensitive inmates in temperatures that don't exceed 88 degrees.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison issued an order on Friday, saying "uncontroverted evidence" had been presented to the court that backs up the claims from a class of inmates that authorities are flouting the terms of the settlement by keeping temperatures inside the LeBlanc Unit in Beaumont, Texas, "vastly in excess of...

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